What Is NetWaiting?


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NetWaiting is a software program that allows a user to suspend his Internet connection on the modem line while the line is used for voice communication. Net connection can be restored when the voice communication has ended.

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NetWaiting is generally installed on many original equipment manufacturer laptops, including Dell. It is an executable program that was developed for the Windows operating system by Conexant Systems. The software installer includes 44 files and is about 5.45 megabytes. The program runs on each boot by defining an autostart registry entry. It is added to the Windows Task Scheduler and is then able to be launched as a task at scheduled times.

The software connects to the Internet and prevents interference by utilizing a firewall. It works with the Internet connection and modem to toggle the connection when voice communication is performed on the same line.

There are common errors associated with NetWaiting that can appear during installation, while the program is running, during installation of the Windows operating system, or during Windows startup or shut down. Causes of errors include virus infections, missing files and invalid registry entries associated with the program. Keeping track of where and when error messages appear makes troubleshooting the issue easier.

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