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How to Connect Your Modem

Depending on what kind of modem you have, you connect it to your PC differently. An internal dialup modem needs only a connection to your phone line. If you have an external modem, you have to connect [more…]

How to Dial Out with Your Laptop on the Road

When you’re away from your broadband connection, you can dial out using your laptop’s modem. But before you can dial out, you must create a dialing location in Windows. [more…]

How to Make a Dialup Connection on Your Laptop Using Windows Vista

Unlike a broadband connection, which is always on, a dialup connection requires you to dial in to your ISP whenever you want to use it. Before you try making a dialup connection, ensure that your laptop [more…]

How to Use Your Laptop’s Modem

You can access the Internet using your laptop’s internal modem. Modems come standard as part of your laptop, integrated right into the main circuitry board, the motherboard [more…]

How to Set up the Fax Modem on Your Laptop

The fax machine on your laptop is really nothing more than a remote printer. Although it's the modem's hardware that carries out the faxing, you need to look for your laptop’s fax machine in the list of [more…]

The Types of Broadband Modems

High-speed modems fall under the category of broadband modems. Broadband modems connect to the Internet at top speeds. The only downsides to broadband modems are that you must live in an area that provides [more…]

Dialup Modems

Dialup modems are called “dialup” because they use standard telephone lines to transmit and receive information. Dialup modems were the only kind of modems out there for years. A dialup modem can be [more…]

How to Receive a Fax on Your Laptop

When you're aware of a thundering fax speeding toward your laptop, you can prepare for it by visiting Fax Central in Windows. [more…]

How to Disconnect from Your Dial-up Account after Checking E-mail

When you're using a dial-up account from your laptop, keep in mind that you don't need to be connected to the Internet while you read your e-mail. Especially given how much power the modem draws, you should [more…]

How to Find Your Laptop’s Modem in Windows

To control your laptop’s modem, you must find the spot in Windows where you can use software to set up the modem's hardware. Here’s how to find the modem in Windows. [more…]

How to Create a New Dialup Location for Your Laptop’s Modem

Any time you set up shop in a new location, you need to tell the laptop's modem about it, by creating a new dialup location. You have to enter this new dialup location and dialing information only if you're [more…]

How to Disconnect Your Laptop from a Dialup Connection

Unlike the always-on broadband connections, you must always disconnect your laptop from a dialup connection when you're done using the Internet. Just as you said [more…]

How to Disable the Modem in Your Laptop

When you aren’t using your laptop’s modem, you can turn it off or disable it. That way, the laptop isn't supplying power to a device that you don't use. The easiest way to do this is to click the Power [more…]

How to Create a Dialing Location for Your Laptop’s Modem

If you plan to return to a location, such as a hotel or city, creating a dialing location in Windows saves time when you need to use your laptop's dialup modem. [more…]

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