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2muchtv
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Dial-up modems and Cox home phone

Correct to assume that a dial-up modem (analog) would not work with Cox home phone service (digital)? Story too long to explain why I'm asking 

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  • Devastatia's avatar
    Devastatia
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    I used 300 - 1200 baud modems on an older Cox cable/internet/phone modem. The new modems don't even support pulse (rotary) dialing.

  • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
    WiderMouthOpen
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    It's worth a try. I know fax machines work with Cox home phone(VOIP) and I can't imagine a dial up modem would be much different. Just set it to a low speed like 28 or 33Kb and turn off error correction.

    • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
      WiderMouthOpen
      Honored Contributor III

      BTW If you wouldn't mind sharing the story, we would love to hear. We are all geeks here. 😄

    • Bruce's avatar
      Bruce
      Honored Contributor III

      No need to set speed or error checking because the dial-up wouldn't have anything to negotiate speed or error check with.

      • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
        WiderMouthOpen
        Honored Contributor III

        I assumed OP had a dial up connection they were going to call into. Wouldn't that have equipment that could negotiate such things? My experience with dial up is only my AOL days when I was a kid.

  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
    Honored Contributor III

    Yes, a dial-up modem will work on the wiring within your house because the Cox telephone modem converts the digital signal to analog.

  • Darkatt's avatar
    Darkatt
    Valued Contributor III

    dial up modems will work just fine. Digital phone service means it's digital to the device that converts it to analog signal for telephone service. You can use a fax or dial up modem without issue. I have a U.S. Robotics Dual Standard HST connected running A.C.I.D. (Audio Caller ID), it announces all calls I receive through my computer speakers. Works just fine.