- Go to Start > Program > Accessories > Hyperterminal. (You can install Hyperterminal through Add/Remove Programs if you do not have it).
- Click on the Hyperterm program.
- Name the connection "Test" and click OK.
- Enter the phone number for your ISP connection.
- Ensure that it is set to be using your PC-Tel modem, and click OK.
- Click Dial.
- After the handshaking is done, you should see on the screen the word: "Login", though this does vary from ISP to ISP.
- Wait a little while, say 15-60 seconds so you are connected for a bit.
- Disconnect by using the pulldown menu under Call, then select Disconnect.
- After you are disconnected, type AT%L, press ENTER, and the following should appear with the 0's filled in:
Basic Analysis of AT%L:
This is the Line Signal Level for your telephone line. This value is measured in -dBm's. If the value represented displays
over 030, then you may have signal problems with your phone line.
- Next type in AT%Q, press ENTER, and the following should appear with the 0's filled in:
Basic Analysis of AT%Q:
This is the Line Quality for your telephone line. This value indicates represents the number of re-transmissions the
modem has performed over a specific period of time. A value over 030 may indicate some heavy line noise, and values that go
over 060 may indicate some SERIOUS noise problems.
This page was last modified on Saturday, 05-Feb-2011 15:13:38 EST.