Configuring Dial Up Modem For Laptop
Get to know more about configuring dial up modem for laptop
Various modems available to users are Dial up, ISDN, DSL, cable modems, etc. Among the different types of modems that are mentioned above, dial up modems are the traditional types. They are used by people for the purpose of setting up Internet connections using telephone lines. Dial up modems use copper phone lines for the purpose of transmitting analog signals. Dial up modems also offer slowest transmission speeds while connecting to the Internet. The modems are either included inside the computer device or are connected externally to the system. The modems also require the support of software components to work on the system. So, the users must install the driver software specific for the modem devices.
Discussed below are some points related with the method to configure a dial up modem on a laptop:
- Manual Configuration
- Configure Using Software
- Tips to Remember While Configuring
Click on 'Start' menu and select 'Control Panel' option. Now, click on 'Network Connections' option and then on 'Network sharing center' option. Here, click on 'Set up a new connection' option and the new connection wizard would appear on the system. Click on 'Connect to network' option and then on 'Dial up connection' option in connection wizard. Provide the name of the connection, telephone number, other connection details, etc. in the wizard and click 'Finish' to complete the configuration process.
Configure Using Software
Another method to configure the dial up modem for the laptop computers is with the help of software. In most cases the software for the configuration of the dial up modems would be available to the users from the Internet Service Providers. In such cases the user only needs to install the CD provided by the Internet Service Providers on the laptop. Then the user can configure the dial up modem easily. The CD provided to the users includes proprietary software.
Check whether the dial up modem works on the user laptop by dialing the network after configuring. The dial up that is connected externally to the laptop should be purchased by verifying its compatibility with the operating system installed on the laptop. The internal modems that are not working on the system should be replaced with a new device. The driver software for the modem should also be installed on the system before configuring the modem.
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