I've got connection problems!
I've always had to trigger a Disconnect in the Action Palette after sending or receiving mail. Otherwise, Audrey just stayed online.
The following occurred after an electrical storm.
At first, the Audrey wouldn't disconnect properly from the phone line. After getting mail or browsing, I needed to physically remove the phone cable from Audrey's jack in order to "hang up the phone". Otherwise, even if I triggered the Disconnect button in the Actions Palette, Audrey would squawk that noise that signals the phone's "off the hook".
Now it no longer recognizes a dial tone.
Since Audrey was able to communicate via modem once after the electrical storm, I assumed that, rather than a critical component having been fried, perhaps only a file was corrupted. I thought that upgrading the software might help (this Audrey was never updated. Its version is 18.104.22.168.00RC15, 12/7/2000.) and so, I bought the recommended Audrey USB Ethernet adapter, hooked up to a friend's broadband, and followed tdemark's Download & Update directions.
No upgrade occurred. Probably no real connection either. The link light ignited and sometimes the activity light but always an error message.
Should I resort to flashing? I was looking forward to updating per the download procedure. Can anyone tell that the problem is greater?