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Computer was suppose to have internal modem cant find it...no phone jacks found

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    Mike S May 11, 2010

    maybe it is a "Wireless Phone"

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Is this a desktop or a laptop? What operating system are you using?

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If you have a phone modem, it usually has two jacks, one goes to the wall and the other is for a phone. There will be little icons that will represent a wall jack or phone.

If all you see is one large "jack", that may be the ethernet or NIC jack; you might not have a modem, as many newer computers don't come with a phone modem.

It's cheap enough to buy a phone modem that plugs into a USB port, or to get an internal modem.

With the model number, someone might give a link to a picture showing the ports available, and their titles.

Oct 29, 2013 | eMachines PC Desktops

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My dimension 3100 is not detecting a modem


Sir,
Respectfully please first check if there is a modem in the desktop PC since the dimension 3100 is not pre-equipped with a modem. you have to attach an internal modem manually on one or more PCI slots on the mother board.
the process is given here....

1
  • Turn off the computer. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Disconnect the power cord, attached peripheral devices and any other cables.

  • 2 Locate the cover release latch on top of the computer, near the back. Place the computer on its side, with the removable cover facing upwards. Slide the cover release latch back and lift the removable cover off of the computer. Set the removable cover aside.

  • Locate the PCI and PCI Express slots near the bottom of the system board. Select a slot that corresponds with your internal modem card. Open the card retention door on the back of the computer and remove the filler bracket for the card slot you will be using.

  • 4 Place the internal modem card into the appropriate card slot and press it firmly into place. Close the card retention door. Replace the removable cover and return the computer to an upright position.
  • 5 Connect one end of the telephone cord into the LINE port on your internal modem card; plug the remaining end into a telephone jack. If desired, connect a telephone to the internal modem card via the PHONE port.
  • 6 Reconnect the power cord and all previously disconnected cables. Plug the power cord into an available electrical outlet. Turn on the computer. If any installation software came packaged with the internal modem card, run the program and follow the onscreen directions. Your internal modem is now ready for use.
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    We re booted the computer and have to use a usb


    Not sure what the problem is, but from what i am reading i am suprised that anything worked at all. A modem jack in your computer is for telephone lines, and the cable modem needs a cat 5 network cable as well as a ethernet card attatched to your computer. ethernet card in your computer cat5 cable runs from the card to the cable modem. Magic jack requires a usb connection as well as a broadband connection to work.

    Dec 01, 2009 | Acer PC Desktops

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    Cant find the ethernet port on my sony desktop


    It should be located on the top right hand side, on the SIDE of the computer. It looks just like a phone jack hook up. Hope this helps. Also, if you don't have one or can't find it you can always plug in an adapter to the telephone line and then you can plug the ethernet cord into that.

    Mar 07, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCV-RX470DS PC Desktop

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    I have made all connections re 'phone line up to connecting to tower - I can't connect as cable too short - what am I doing wrong? Should I be connecting via the back of the tower? I only have one...


    You should have a modem installed in the tower portion of the system. It will have phone jacks. One is marked LINE the other is usually Phone. The Line or Wall jack plugs into the phone jack on the wall. if there is a phone plugged already, unplug it and plug it into the modem jack marked phone. Cord lengths are chosen to suit need. Radio Shack or the like have long cords if needed

    Jan 05, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    It is very difficult to get my Huawei HG520s modem to connect to talk talk broadband. i have tried all the configerations suggested by talk talk and no matter which filter is used or how many filters or...


    must be your inside wirings. if you have a microfilter make sure you properly connect it. your modem suppose to be connected to your microfilter and your telephone line suppose to be connect on a different wall jack .
    if your using a spliter to connect you phone and internet connection make sure splitter is connect properly to wall jack then the first line is for yor microfilter to your modem then the other line is for you phone line only.

    Nov 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    I have just recieved a toshiba L20 - 197. it was a present of a friend so i do not have the user manual. i was told that it has wireless internet but i cant seem to connect. does it require a modem or any...


    Wireless communication This model has three ways of connecting:
    - wireless lan (from a wireless router or Wi-fi)
    - wired ethernet (connects to dsl or cable modem via network cable)
    -wired 56K modem (connects from phone jack to wall jack-slowest)




    Compliancy : Wi-Fi® <----------
    Network Support : 802.11b/g integrated
    Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN
    Wired communication topology : Ethernet LAN <--------
    speed : 10/100 Base-TX
    topology : international V.90 modem (V.92 ready) <------
    speed : 56 Kbps data and V.92 data fax
    Regardless of how you connect, you must first have a Internet Service Provider.
    If you don't already have one, look in your LOCAL phone book under "internet", call a few and find out what they have to offer. If your just surfing the net, reading e-mails, etc. a 1.2m connection will suffice.
    If your gaming, hosting a web site , or performing any other bandwidth consuming activity you might consider a faster connection.
    The price per month is also a factor.
    i usually take a few notes on price, availability in my area, speeds offered, features offered and wether they give me a free modem with thier service.
    dont do 56K dial-up, you will beat yourself silly while you wait for the webpages to load.

    Oct 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    HP DC 7100 tower PC


    You should be able to uninstall the modem from your old computer and put it in a pci slot of your new one
    ... same location as your old computer. you may need to install a driver for it but then you may still have the installation disk.
    we will tackle that when you have swapped the modem over. incidentally that other connector was probably a network card... the connector is wider then a phone plug tho it looks the same.

    Robert

    Aug 29, 2008 | HP Compaq dc7100 PC Desktop

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    Reconnecting phone line


    Because the new computers from Dell don't come with modems. You have to ask for them. I found that out yesterday when I was purchasing a new computer for work. Quite frankly I haven't seen a modem on a computer in years.

    If there is a modem on your computer it should be a card with two phone jacks. One for line and one for the phone. If you are going to use a dial up connection take the phone cord from the line and plug it into the phone jack marked line. If you dont have a card with two jacks next to each other then you don't have a modem. If you already have a network in the house you can run a network cable to the router.

    Jul 04, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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    No Dial Tone on phones or modem


    possible its in your telephone wires, try check it with a liscensed technician of your telephone company.Maybe the wire threads are broken or even worn out.

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