Free UK Dial-up Access - Nippy Internet
Free UK Dialup Internet Access High Speed Dialup ISP 0844 Dialup

  Site Navigation

  Help & Support
  About Us
  Contact Us

  Configure Computer

  Windows 95
  Windows 98
  Windows NT
  Windows ME
  Windows 2000
  Windows XP
  Windows Vista
  Mac OSX

  Free Email Account

  Sign up
  Log in
Steps to check if your modem does not dial

Dial up users often face a common problem where their modem does not dial and they get no connection error message. Here, we give some steps to troubleshoot this situation:

1. Make sure that windows is still set to auto dial. If you are using windows operation system then you can check if in your internet connection settings are proper. You can go to control panel and check in Internet or Internet Options icon. Click on the Connection tab on the top of the window. Make sure that then option called "Always Dial My Default Connection" is selected. This option should be marked, if it is not then it's most likely the problem you are having.

2. If your modem gives you the "No Dial Tone" Error then first make sure that you phone line is plugged into the modem and that it is plugged into the correct phone jack. There are usually two phone jack slots on the back of a modem very close to each other and it can be easy to miss and plug it into the wrong one. The jack that you must plug it into will be marked Line and not phone. Once this is confirmed make sure that the other end is plugged into the correct phone jack on the wall and your line is still plugged in on both the back of the modem and in the phone jack on the wall. Sometimes the wire can get loose enough to result in disconnection. Try unplugging and then reinserting the phone cords on all connections.

3. If you have any other devices between your modem and wall jack like caller ID boxes, faxes or surge suppressors; then remove them temporarily and run the phone line directly from the modem to the wall jack.

4. If you have a handset telephone then you can plug the handset into the back of the modem in the socket marked Phone. After that you can then pick up the phone and check by hearing if there is a dial tone. If there is a dial tone then check if the modem is plugged in correctly.

5. If you still did not get a dial tone, unplug your modem wire from the wall jack and plug a normal telephone into it. If you hear a dial tone, you should replace the cord that is going between your modem and the wall jack and then try to connect again.

If you still do not get the connection then there is possibility of the modem has gone faulty due to natural causes. Modems often give the "No Dial Tone" error when they have been hit by lightning. If you have had a lightning storm in the area recently and your modem was working before the storm this is most likely the cause. This happens when a lightning strike hits the part of the modem responsible for picking up the line so the modem can dial out. Here, you can conclude that your modem has died of natural causes and get a new one.


More Useful Information on Free Dialup Connections, Internet, Broadband, Modems..

  1. ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) FAQ's
  2. What is ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)?
  3. Choosing Correct ISP.
  4. Data Transfer in Dialup Modem.
  5. Dialup Connection Modem Issues.
  6. Dialup Connection Speed and Throughput.
  7. Dialup Connection and your Telephone Line..
  8. Dialup Connection with V.92 Modem.
  9. Effect of Additional Phone Equipment on Dialup.
  10. Effect of Electromagnetic Interference on Dialup Connection.
  11. Evolution of Dialup Connection Speed.
  12. The Evolution of Dialup Modems.
  13. Features of Dialup Internet Access.
  14. What is ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)?
  15. Introduction to Dialup Connection.
  16. Minor Issues Causing Dialup Connection Failure.
  17. Main Features of a Good ISP?
  18. Main Types of Hardware Modems.
  19. Modem and Dialup Connection Speed.
  20. Non Dialup Connections.
  21. Premium Rate Dialup Connection Fraud.
  22. Remote Access Numbers Dialup Scam.
  23. Speed up the Initial Connection Process.
  24. Steps To Check if your Modem does not Dial.
  25. Steps to Troubleshoot Slow Dialup Connection Speed.
  26. Types of Modem.
  27. Understanding the High Speed Dialup Connection.
  28. Understanding Internet Connection Terminology.
  29. Understanding the Working of a Modem.
  30. V.92 Modem Technology FAQ.

© Nippy Internet

Get online now:

0844 535 2000

What does it cost?
0844 calls cost 3.95p/minute peak, 1p/minute off-peak (6pm-6am) and 1p/minute at weekends from BT lines

0844 Dialup Internet Access

Why us?
Works instantly
Super fast browsing
No ads or spyware
No usage limits
No engaged tones

We support:

All modems up to
56k V90 / V92
Network modems & routers

We charge:
No set up fee
No monthly charge
no hidden extras
No contracts