Increasing or Changing your Modem Timeout Settings
If your modem is timing out during file transfers or loading Web Pages, you may want to try increasing the timeout period.
To change the Time Out: 1. Open RegEdit 2. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Modem\XXXX\Settings Where XXXX is the number of your modem 3. In the right panel and double click on Inactivity Timeout 4. The number of minutes for a timeout should be entered between the brackets.
5. For example, a setting could have S19= to set it to 10 minutes.