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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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Most of the time on laptops if there is no phone input for a modem you cannot just plug in and dial up. The process i use at home for my pc is dialing through my cell phone. If your carrier will allow you to tether your phone without extra charges check your phone manufacturers website for modem software. You then just connect your phone through a usb cable and set a internet connection matching your carriers instructions. Another solution is dificult without networking knowledge but you can set up a home pc with a wireless antennae as a ad-hoc server through internet connection sharing and then allow your laptop to connect through the "server" pc.

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