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Win95 FAQ Part 5 of 14: Modems and TAPI
Section - 5.12. General TAPI Annoyances...

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     * 5.12.1. I just changed my modem, but the app won't work with the
       new modem. 
       
   Not to worry. Win95 apps will look in an entry in SYSTEM.INI called
   "TelephonINIChanged=" followed by a date. If the app notices that this
   date is later than the last time you changed any TAPI settings, it
   will ask you to re-confirm the new settings.
   
   Each TAPI device has a unique port ID with it. If you remove and add a
   modem, or you remove and re-add the same modem driver, this port ID
   will change. Well written Win95 modem apps will check this and offer
   to let you select (or re-select) your modem. One exception of course:
   WinFax Pro 7.0 does not do this. After you change your modem, go to
   WinFax's modem config screen and re-select your TAPI modem to allow it
   to work again. MS Fax does this re-selection automatically, and picks
   the first available TAPI device without your intervention. If you want
   to use a different modem though, check the MS Fax modem settings and
   select the modem you want to use.

     * 5.12.2. Why do I get the "Please confirm blah blah..." requester
       when I run a modem app? 
       
   Most likely because you changed your modem. Just make sure you select
   (or re-select) the modem you want the app to use. The app will save
   this new modem choice (and its TAPI port ID) and use it until the next
   time you change it.

     * 5.12.3. Win95 reports my modem as a "Standard modem." Where can I
       get a proper driver for it? 
       
   In many cases, this is because the modem does not have a good
   description of itself in its I registers (If you have access to a
   terminal program, try typing "ATI1" to "ATI10" to see what responses
   you get.) You can change the modem type during the Add Modem wizard by
   hitting the "Change..." button and selecting your correct model. Win95
   comes with a lot of modem .INF files that otherwise fit into the
   "Standard modem" category.
   
   If your modem isn't listed (like the newest voice modems), download
   UNIMODEM V from MS's Web site, or check out the other modem .INF files
   available at the same site. Also check the manufacturer's web site for
   updates. You can probably still use the modem with the "Standard
   modem" driver (if it's a Hayes (TM) compatible modem) in the meantime.
   Or if you feel really adventurous, try editing one of the existing
   .INF files to create a descriptor for your modem, and save it with a
   unique name.
   
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