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Increasing the Modem Timeout

If your modem it timing out during file transfers or loading Web Pages, you might try increasing the timeout period.
To change it:

  1. Start Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / System / CurrentControlSet / Services / Class / Modem / XXXX / Settings
  3. Where XXXX is the number of your modem
  4. Move to the right panel and double click on Inactivity Timeout
  5. The number of minutes for a timeout should be entered between the brackets.
  6. For example, a US Robotics Sportster could have S19=<30> to set it to 30 minutes.