If you haven't figured it out, configure your dialup properties to pop up terminal screen AFTER modem connects. Then enter your username and password. Then as soon as you see jumbled letters, select OK. If you don't select OK quick enough it won't work.
Took all last night of seraching the boards to find someone with a similar problem and a answer.
Hey, have you had any luck with your IR syncing? I have a Dell inspiron notebook with IR, and the Dell sees it. . .but, the EPOD tries to connect and can't. I have set up a direct connection with IR instead of com1. Any suggestions anyone?