What is modem?


Is there a good primar available to help one set up a home network using a 56 Kbs dial-up modem and Microsoft's ics. every thing i've seen always talks only about broadband.



This question was answered on January 19, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To configure a modem for a dial-up connection

Open Network Connections

Click the dial-up connection you want to configure, and then, under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection

On the General tab, under Connect using, click the modem you want to configure, and then click Configure

Under Hardware Features, select the check box options you want to enable

If you want to enable the modem speaker, select the Enable modem speaker check box


To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections

To ensure compatibility, you need to use the same kind of modem as the one connected to the remote access server, select the same initial speed, and enable the same features If you do not select the same model, at least select a modem with the same ITU-T standard as the modem on the server.

Selecting a feature that is not supported by your modem has no effect on its performance.

Network Connections automatically configures connections according to the devices that are available For example, you might use a laptop and docking station when you are in the office, with your connection configured to use the docking station modem When you are on the road, and the docking station modem is not available, the connection is automatically configured to use the laptop's PCMCIA modem When you return to the office and re-dock your laptop into its docking station, Network Connections detects that the docking station modem is available again, and automatically reconfigures the connection to use the docking station modem.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 19, 2004