also, have you run a search on this site for PCTEL... I hate to say it, but I think those are problematic in Linux...
either way, it sounds like the lack of dialtone is a result of the modem not being initialized properly, not a physical "no dialtone" issue... I'd suggest buying a cheap USR or 3com... it will more than pay for itself in the long run, and you can pick one up on ebay for super cheap ($10-15$)
Last edited by sirpimpsalot; 03-30-2004 at 05:39 PM.