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Modem is not responding...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by p268bfor, Jan 27, 2002.

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  1. p268bfor

    p268bfor Thread Starter

    Jul 11, 2001
    Hi. I got this HP computer from work that initally had Win NT on it. I got that off and installed Win 98SE. Everything works great except for the modem. Windows detects a standard 3600 modem, but when I go to modem properties, more info, to test it, I get an error message that the modem is not responding.

    How can I tell if there really is a modem? Our internet access at work is through a network or LAN or what ever you call it. Our computers don't actually dial up an ISP.... I've removed the modem from the device manager and when I reboot, it always finds the same standard modem. I update the drivers but it says the best drivers are already installed. Any suggestions?
  2. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    Hi:For info purposes,go to Control panel,select Modems,Diagnostics and select the correct modem and then select More information and see if there is any communication with the modem or what info does display.Also you might want to know some Port info,like which one and any other port info that is available.
    Any info like this that you can supply would be very helpful to the Forum.
  3. mhughes


    Feb 12, 2001
    Have you connected the modem to a phone line and tried to dial out after setting up your dial up network? What message do you get when you try to connect?
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