i hope this is the right place for this. if not, i apologize. I just bought a PCI creative modem blaster and I'm having some trouble connecting to my ISP. I've tried two ISPs and neither connect so I think it's a problem on my end. I'm running windows XP The drivers appear to have installed correctly and I can query the modem and get results, indicating that there is some life there. When I instruct my modem to dial via the ISPs' programs, it does dial and I hear the usual modem tones as the two modems connect. Normally, I hear the modem tones shut off as the modem continues to connect but currently, as soon as the modem tones die, I get booted off the line with a message like "unable to connect." The two ISPs I've tried are WalMart connect and SBC Yahoo. On the second ISP, when I try to dial out to get access numbers, I get booted off the line as soon as the modem tones die off even though this normally indicates successful connection. I tried looking at the IRQ for the modem and it was either in conflict or shared with a few other cards. I switched the modem to another slot in the hope that that would eleviate the IRQ issue and it did. The modem is now exclusively on IRQ 11 (ie no other devices share that IRQ except maybe hidden devices--come to think of it). I have the updated driver though I would think the drivers from the CD would be good enough. Any assistance you can provide would be very much appreciated.