NewDeal Hot Tip 1110Telecommunications
Of course, you probably will not want to stay out in another program for more than a few minutes at a time if you're connected to a commercial service, since the money meter is still running while you're out there. However, this can be really handy for checking on a feature in another program, or for searching out some information with a word processor that has a search feature, or for gathering some text for pasting into Email.
The Hayes command for telling a modem to ignore DTR is:
&D0That's a zero, not the letter o. Some modems default to ignoring the DTR signal. Others default to paying attention to it. And there are a few modems that won't even recognize the command.
Some modems will accept the command AT&D0&W, which will save the &D0 setting in non-volatile RAM within the modem, so that it becomes the default every time you boot up. To use this, enter the command in NewComm, or any DOS terminal program you like. If your modem responds to AT&D0 (not all do, like the Courier HST), then just enter in terminal mode:
AT&D0&WOr you can include the command AT&D0 in your intialization string.
Last Modified 2 Mar 1999