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Please change the modem.Is it external or internal??

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There should be a small pin hole .at the back side of the modem you will require a small pin to put it inside it and reset the modem .If this step does not solve the problem...then replace it

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Possible reason why your getting this message are the following.

1. defective ethernet cable
2. defective lan port on the modem.

I would advice you to do the following
1. Try another working cable
2. If your modem has multiple lan ports ( modem/router)
you can plug it on the other LAN ports and see if it will lid up
3.If you have a spare computer to try on the modem , please do so, so you can further isolate the problem . If its a modem port problem or your computer itself

Cheers.
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Modems don't have fans.
I think you mean your fan in the computer makes a loud noise. Some computers have settings where the fan speeds up if you are doing a lot of things--making the computer work harder.
Some fans make noise just before they fail. Depends on the type of noise. If it's a sound that has a lot of rattling in it or maybe a high screeching sound, I'm thinking you'll be needing a new fan. Probably a CPU fan is the culprit. Also, fans on video cards often go bad--so you'll have to open the case and listen to where the sound comes from.

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How do you replace an internal modem on Dell Dimension 5100 desktop? Can we replace it with an external modem? Do you have to remove the old internal modem before you can replace it with an external modem?...


yes you can replace it with an external modem or you can purchase a PCI card modem and install it. The old internal modem does not have to be removed, but if it helps you can uninstall the drivers for it.

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Was able to get connected to the internet twice to day when i came back in to get on the computer it couldnt connect to the internet said no dial tone. this is a new dell computer with an external modem...


Generally this is an indication of a modem failure. If there have been any storms in your area, then the modem may have been zapped. The dial tone curcuit is normally the first casualty when a modem gets hit with more power than normal.

Provided that your telephone is functional on that line (Unplug modem, and connect a handset if this is a modem only line and see if the handset gets a dial tone, this is a good check to make sure the line is functional)

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I think my modem is fried?


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Modem Speed Prob


The current copper wired telephone lines are limited only to about 53K. If you are connected only to 33.6 or 28.8K, check the following first:Is your modem compatible with the modem used at your ISP? 
Is your modem set up to run at full speed? 
What's the maximum speed your ISP allows? 
How far away are you from your ISP? 
Some modems need special initiation strings to get full speed. 
Some conditions are out of your control, such as weather and conditions of the telephone lines in your community. 
Problems may occur when you are dialing through a phone system such as one in a hotel.
Modem answers incoming calls and then returns to the on-hook condition, disconnecting the caller: 
This occurs most often when connecting to a UNIX system. In most case, the host does not prefer to see any result or command echo codes. If this is the case, the codes can be disabled by adding E0 Q1 to the modem configuration string.

The modem dials and appears to complete the connection, but the communications software does not enter the correct mode. (The screen remains blank) 
This is normally caused by an I/O address or IRQ conflict. Verify that the COM port is not in use by any other serial device and if necessary use another COM port or I/O address settting. Refer to your computer manual on how to determine what serial ports are installed.

The modem dials and appears to complete the connection, but the communications software does not enter the correct mode. (The screen remains blank) 
There may be an I/O conflict (see the solution for the previous problem). 
The Result Codes may have been disabled by the software configuration set up. Check if Q1 is in the configuration or initialization string. If so, change it to Q0. 
Your software may require numeric result codes rather than verbal result codes. Use either V0 for numeric result codes or V1 for verbal result codes in your initiazation or configuration string. 
Some software require full extended result codes (i.e., CONNECT 33600 instead of CONNECT). This can be controlled by the Xn command. X0 sends a summarized code (CONNECT) and X4 sends a full extended code (CONNECT 33600) 
The modem does not auto answer
The auto answer mode is determined by the S0 register. If S0 has been set to 0, the modem will not answer. Asign another value to S0 by entering the following command: S0=n, where n = the number of rings to occur before the call is answered (ATS0=2, the modem answers after two rings)

The modem always answers the phone. 
Set the S0 register to 0. ATS0=0.

The communications software displays, "No Dialtone." 
Make sure that your phone cable is working properly and that it is firmly seated to the phone socket at your phone jack and in the real panel of the modem.

A high pitched squeal is emitted from the external speakers 
This phenomenon is "feedback" and occurs when the microphone is pointed at the external speaker or is close enough to pick up the speaker output. This may be remedied by using a unidirectional microphone, making sure that it is pointed away and as far from the speaker as functionally possible. Another option is to use a headset with an attached microphone.

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I have a problem installin my modem the adsl does not work


DSL setup basics:
1: Check to make sure the line you connect your modem to is the same line that is registered to the DSL account.
2: Plug phone cable into modem.
3: Plug the RJ45 cable into the modem and into your computer.
4: Power up the modem and your PC.

Next Steps Varies Depending on ISP
5: Log into your DSL modem from your computer by using 192.168.1.1 (typically, may be different)
6: Set your PPPoE settings.

Also you can skip step 5 and 6 if you install the software they sent you to connect your system. Most people find this software completely useless and typically do not install it though.

Also you can call your ISP and they will walk you through every step to get you connected to them, that is their job.

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