I have a need to use a dial-up connection with a voice phone line & modem as there is NOTHING else available! There is no DSL, No cable, No cell coverage and no path for Satellite. In this case, I need to dial the ISP manually using the landline phone and then have the modem negotiate a connection. Normally the modem will want to listen for dial tone and then dial a number before it will negotiate. Years ago it was possible to issue an ATO command that would force a negotiation. How can I do this in Windows 7 now?? Does anyone have an external dialer that would work?