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I have call waiting on my line, and I need to use my modem but incoming calls are interrupting and terminating my connections
Explanation: You have only one phone line in use for both voice and data calls. You want to be able to use your phone line for your modem without having incoming calls on call waiting interrupt the connection, possibly terminating it.
Diagnosis: When a call comes through on call waiting, an audible beep is generated that indicates the incoming call. To the modem, this is just an interruption of the signal, not a useful indicator tone. Many modems, especially older and cheaper ones, become confused by this tone and will drop the connection as a result, although newer modems are generally much better at tolerating this sort of disruption and carrying on (when a modem does this, you will experience a pause of a few seconds as the modem recovers from the interruption, but the call will continue.)