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Daughter gave me her computer. she had broadband, I have dial-up, can't get on-line.... no modem????

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Hi

A lot of computers these days are supplied with no modem due to the popularity of Broadband.

To check if you have a modem on that computer do the following

Right click on "My Computer". Click "Properties". Select the "Hardware" Tab on the top. Then click "Device Manager". Go down the list until you see "Modems" and click the plus sign to expand it. If you see anything listed here you have a telephone modem installed.

If you want to stay on dial up and there is no modem in the list the only thing you can do is have one installed to the computer. However I cannot recommend this course of action. Dial up is a completely outdated and extremely expensive way of using the internet as you are charged each time the modem connects (like a telephone call). Even if you have a bundle of modem minutes from your provider it is still expensive and slow!!

Contact your provider and see if you can get Broadband in your area. You will not regret it - I guarantee you!

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Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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Sorry I can not tell where you are from but if you go to a computer store they will be able to sell you a Modem card, take the computer box in to if that helps, so you get the right thing. Some places will even install it for you right there

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Right click on the "My Computer" icon, choose properties and then choose "Device Manager", look to see under the modem tab, if there is a modem installed. If it has a question mark next to it, you will need to find the correct device driver. If you don't see anything under the modem tab, you can purchase one either online or at a computer store like Best Buy or Frys.

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