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I was given a think pad 2647 and I can't get on the internet.

I hooked up a direct telephone line and it says it can not detect a dial tone. It has two pc cards. One is a noteworthy, 56 K modem pc card and a 3 com Megahertz 56K cellular Modem PC Card. I also have wireless internet that I use with my regular lap top. I don't have any handbooks or owner's manual. Can you help?

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  • mbernice314 Nov 19, 2008

    does the think pad have an internal modem or do I have to purchase one. I don't have any modem other than my wireless.

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It may not detect it automatically. You will need to configure your dial up modem if you are trying to connect to the internet that way. Go into the network connections and go through the wizard there. It should ask you for the telephone number to dial for internet access so have that handy. If you don't get that box, you went to the wrong area.

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