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#1 Shazzie1

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 11:34 PM

Hi,

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.

Shazzie

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 07:05 PM

have you installed the correct drivers as windows 98 SE's plug 'n' play isnt that good, go to the manufacturers web site and download the latest drivers for windows 98.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 02:30 PM

Thanks! It's weird because the computer was connected to the internet before I bought it. It has MSN messenger installed and a Nokia phone thing. I assumed all I had to do was change the location number to mine and set up the internet details of my server :thumbsup: But it just won't get a dial tone.

Will give the driver suggestion a go. Thank you so much.

Shazzie




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