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Reconnecting phone line

Where does the phone line connect on the Dell 8200 Pc desktop tower

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  • marsha8550 Jul 04, 2008

    Well duh....it has been a long time since I used this Dell without wireless. I don't remember if it had a modem. It probably did because I used dial up connection when I got it. Since it has a wireless card I will just use that method. I was setting it up for my mother and she didn't want to use wireless---why you asked ...I don't know.



    Thanks

    Dummy marsha8550

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Did you Dell come with a modem?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    my dell desktop pc connects to a wifi connection.It connects and when I open my browser to surf the web it disconnects. but the minute i close the browser the connection reconnects. My lapto

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    my dell desktop pc connects to a wifi connection. it connects just fine but when i open my browser it disconnects, but when i close the browser it reconnects again. my laptop connects to the same wifi connection with no problem . What can be wrong?

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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.

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