Posted 12 January 2005 - 11:34 PM
I bought an old second-hand laptop, running Windows 98 second edition. It came with an external card modem, but I can't get a dial tone when I try to connect.
In the Communications Port Properties, Port Com 1 listed, which it said is working properly. But under the Modem Pproperties, it says Com 3 and Com 5 standard PCMCIA card modems. I don't know if this means the modem is not using the right port, or whether there is something wrong with the modem itself and it needs to be replaced.
I took the modem out and tried it in another laptop. Windows found it and installed whatever, but it still wouldn't get a dial tone.
Can anyone please help.