I just bought an old used laptop, a Compaq Armada 1130T, for an elderly friend who wants to try the Web but doesn't want to spring for broadband. The trouble is that I can't locate the modem jack. I was expecting it to look like a phone jack, but no such luck. Device Manager tells me that the laptop contains a modem, and Belarc Advisor confirms. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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hi yes you should be able to connect a wifi dongle via the usb port on the side for your internet connection, you would have to buy a pcmcia network card if you want network connection to internet through your modem, so if you have wifi router/modem then a dongle would be better..hope this helps
the best way to connect to your network would be using WZC utility right in windows, to make sure this is turned on follow the link below
After its turned on go Start>Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center.
After entering here choose your network, if your modem has a security key (WPA, WEP, ETC..) make sure to enter that correctly.
If all is well it should connect without a problem.
Hope this helps, if this doesnt work comment and i will give further assistance
since this type of laptop is a very old one you should think about installing a Linux-system on it.
In case you're still having a genuine and unused MS Windows 98-setup disc you could also try to use that one to install and use your laptop with. In that case you should check before whether HP (they bought Compaq some years ago) is still providing drivers for the laptop and for its use with Windows 98 (which is not very likely).
If you have a router on your broadband, you need a RJ45 network cable - right next to the modem port on your laptop is a network port - this will use the correct cables you need to connect to your router.
If you don't have a router but only a broadband modem, just connect it to the USB port on your laptop, install the software and you should be good to go.
680 Error is No Dial Tone, Make sure you are trying to connect with a Ethernet port, DSL will need a Modem, In between the computer and Phone jack (Sorry if im being too basic, but i want to make sure we cover EVERYTHING) Go in to the connections and try using the Ethernet adapter. Let me know where that gets ya
That phone line will only be for actual phone lines.. as it will be a modem.
If the lappy has an ethernet port (slightly larger than a phone port, but looks the same) you could use that with an ethernet cable to a DSL modem. (the modem has the phone wire plugged into it)
Most laptops have an ethernet port, but yours might be a bit too old perhaps? If that's the case, you can buy either a USB to ethernet adapter (but you might not have that either) or a PCMCIA ethernet card. The latter will definitely work for you, and can be bought second hand VERY cheaply... if not for nothing.
I really hope it has something a bit newer than '95 though... otherwise just getting the internet to work could be a problem. Good luck!