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Serious Windows 2000 problem

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  1. odc

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    Ok I have a major major problem with my windows 2000. Everytime I attempt to get on my DSL internet connection it says "No Modem detected, please check to make sure a modem is properly installed" I have checked it and it still says it doesnt detect a modem. I even called my Yahoo DSL service company and they couldn't figure it out either. So what do you think the problem is SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!
     
  2. Lightning

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    How is the modem connected to your computer? Ethernet or USB?
     
  3. odc

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    Ethernet
     
  4. XtremeNuker

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    Hey dude di you use a straight ethernet cable or a cross ethernet cable to connect the modem to the PC. by right it should be a straight cable. but if yours is a modem/router than you should use a cross cable.
     
  5. odc

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    I used a straight cable, or at least I think so.... whats the difference
     
  6. XtremeNuker

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    If you used a cross cable than it might not work in ethernet we say that x-cables are sued to connect evices of the same family and straight different family but remember router and PC are the same family ... more info check out

    http://alex.orbitalspuds.com/lan/lan.html
     
  7. a1tender

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    hello try a new cable. i know it sound dumb (the ends do go bad ) real easy
     
  8. Linkmaster

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    Hi odc,
    Do you see the Modem in Device Manager (Right click My Computer, Properties, Hardware tab, Device manager) ??
    Does it show any conflicts (yellow circle with a ! in it )??
    Right click the modem, Properties, not sure what tab it is under , but there is a place to query the modem. See if it queries it.
    Also the modem could be bad.
     
  9. crjdriver

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    It will help if you post your configuration ie how the modem is connected, do you use a router or switch, is the modem connected directly to the computer, etc.

    Did your dsl ever work and if so did you make any changes either hardware or software?

    BTW a crossover cable is used to connect pc to pc directly without a hub, switch, router, etc. That is the only use for a crossover cable.
     
  10. Lightning

    Lightning Guest

    You do not need to install drivers for a modem connected to your computer via ethernet. It will not show up in device manager. You should be able to connect the modem to your ethernet card and be on line.

    It sounds like you're trying to make a dial-up connection. You probably need to adjust your Internet connection settings
     
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