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Win95 FAQ Part 5 of 14: Modems and TAPI

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Subject: 5. Modems and TAPI

     * 5.1. What is TAPI?
     * 5.2. How do I use my modem with Win95 apps?
     * 5.3. How can I get an outside line in my office phone system?
     * 5.4. How can I dial long distance?
          + 5.4.1. Why is my computer dialing long distance when I
            know it's a local number?
          + 5.4.2. How can I use my phone company's calling card?
               o 5.4.2.1. What if the card isn't from AT&T or Bell
                 Canada?
          + 5.4.3. Why isn't my computer dialing the area code for
            long distance within my area code?
          + 5.4.4. Why do I have to give the area code for local
            numbers?
          + 5.4.5. I don't live in North America. How does this area
            code nonsense affect me?
     * 5.5. I have a notebook computer and I travel. How do I set up
       different locations and dialing rules?
     * 5.6. How can I turn off the annoying call waiting beep that
       cuts me off? $^&@(*#$
     * 5.7. My local phone company makes me dial the area code for
       local numbers. How can I do that?
     * 5.8. Top ten dialing mis-conceptions
     * 5.9. Programs that answer the phone...
          + 5.9.1. Can I dial out while some other program is waiting
            to answer? (yes!)
          + 5.9.2. How do I run several answering programs at once?
          + 5.9.3. You mean I can have a terminal server, fax
            receiver, AND a voice mail receiver running all at once?
            (yes!)
               o 5.9.3.1. How to obtain and install UNIMODEM V from
                 Microsoft
               o 5.9.3.2. ...and I can dial out while they're all
                 running too? (See? Isn't TAPI cool?)
          + 5.9.4. Top ten TAPI server apps
     * 5.10. OK that's all cool, but what about non-traditional
       modem-like devices?
          + 5.10.1. ISDN Adapters
          + 5.10.2. Packet Radio transceivers
          + 5.10.3. Null-modem cables
          + 5.10.4. "Windows only" modems
          + 5.10.5. PCI modems
          + 5.10.6. USB modems
     * 5.11. Oops... I have a Win 3.1 modem app too. How does that
       complicate things?
          + 5.11.1. My Win 3.1 modem app claims to use TAPI. Will it
            work in Win95?
     * 5.12. General TAPI Annoyances...
          + 5.12.1. I just changed my modem, but the app won't work
            with the new modem.
          + 5.12.2. Why do I get the "Please confirm blah blah..."
            requester when I run a modem app?
          + 5.12.3. Win95 reports my modem as a "Standard modem".
            Where can I get a proper driver?
   

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