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Dell Inspiron 2500 XP Laptop (2002 purchase) modem not working-lightning storm!

  • would like to fix for someone's use
  • don't want to pay a fortune for repairs
  • is it too old/to get another modem or equivalent?
  • Thanks for any and all advice, it's appreciated!

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  • Brokenputer Oct 21, 2008

    I'd like to get it working with internet access again (dial up would be fine) so I can pass it along to someone's kid who needs a laptop for school (they have a disability) and want to use a few educational programs on it. But they need the internet connection to make the programs work.

    thanks a bunch. b

  • A Womans Computer Man
    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    well..it can work, much like an older car..good for going around town, but keep it off the superhighway

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Sorry for the typo, it was suppose to be Dell WEB site

You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, the support download page. Make sure you select your model laptop, better still type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop. Also make sure you select the Windows Vista version of the driver for your Windows operating system.
Click on this link :-
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