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#1 s.h.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:38 AM

I'm on dial-up and have an internal modem. I usually dial in at 26.4 kbps. This past week I'm only dialing in at 14.4 or 12 kbps. I called the internet provider and they said it was the phone company. But if you call the phone company, all they care about is if you have a dial tone (which I do). Who is right? Could my modem be going out? Also when I dial in for the first time it tells me there is no dial tone when I know there is. I have to unplug the phone line from the computer and then plug it back in and then it will let me dial in. If you get high speed service, do you still need an internal modem? I know nothing of high speed obviously. Thanks.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:45 AM

Broadband/high-speed internet...requires either a cable modem or a DSL modem, depnding on whether you have cable or DSL.

These items are external and are supplied by the ISP...or a user can buy her/his own (at times). Broadband service may also require the use of a script or program provided by the ISP...to enable service.

If a user employs broadband, there is no reason to use or enable the internal dialup modem...I disable mine in the BIOS/Setup.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:36 AM

I'm on dial-up and have an internal modem. I usually dial in at 26.4 kbps. This past week I'm only dialing in at 14.4 or 12 kbps. I called the internet provider and they said it was the phone company. But if you call the phone company, all they care about is if you have a dial tone (which I do). Who is right? Could my modem be going out? Also when I dial in for the first time it tells me there is no dial tone when I know there is. I have to unplug the phone line from the computer and then plug it back in and then it will let me dial in. If you get high speed service, do you still need an internal modem? I know nothing of high speed obviously. Thanks.

You won't need that dial up modem, but as Hamluis said you will need the appropriae Modem, and a Lan connection port on the computer.
Feel free to ignore my comment, just another user !




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