Hey, I've got a bit of an unexpexted and annoying problem! I recently updated to XP and have pretty much everything working fine. The only problem is when I go online - the modem dials up as per usual, but when it connects, I get this terrible static sound from the line! Has anyone had this problem before? Unfortunately turning off the modem speaker in the modem properties hasn't helped - it actually made the dial up tones louder than before! I think there might be something wrong with my audio drivers or something?? The modem never made this sound before. Its a conexant modem. I've updated the driver as well, and made sure that XP wouldn't just use the old default ones by removing them from the setup file. So I have no idea as to what I should do next. Any ideas?? Murray PS I found this on a web tutorial thing, does anyone know how to change these commands? *** Explanation: The modem's speaker is not behaving the way you would like it to. It is either staying on too long (after a connection) or its volume is incorrect. Diagnosis: These problems are routinely caused by issuing the wrong AT commands to the modem. This may be occurring as part of the initialization string that many software packages store for each modem they support. Recommendation: Change the initialization string or command so that the correct settings for the speaker are chosen. The affected commands are "ATM" and "ATL". To set the "normal" values that most people use, issue the command "ATM1L1", which sets the speaker to low volume, and turns it off when a connection is established. **** How would I go about doing this?