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What do I check to make sure the network connect is disabled? How do I test the modem?

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  • fourltrwrd Apr 08, 2008

    I ended up having a pc repair man try two other modems and he kept getting a plug and play error - not one of three modems ever dialed out. He's trying some other trouble shooting procedures, but thinks it's a motherboard problem. thanks for all your help

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Your ISP's proprietary software should detect whether your modem is getting dial tone or not, so that's how I would check the modem. Another way to test the modems connectivity would be to connect an active phone line to the in port and a landline phone to the out port and see if the phone gets dial tone?

I don't think you need to worry about disabling your network connections as there should be no conflict especially since you have no network cable attached (your ethernet/networking card will sense a connection or not).

Keep me posted.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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    Frank Fernandez Apr 09, 2008

    You're Welcome, good luck, and Thanks for the rating.

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