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Old 12-01-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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I had my computer built and I didn't have them put in a dial up modem cause I never thought I would go back to it. Well for financial reasons I am now going to go back to dial up. Can I go buy a external dial up modem plug it into my usb port and is that all I need? Thanks
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I had my computer built and I didn't have them put in a dial up modem cause I never thought I would go back to it. Well for financial reasons I am now going to go back to dial up. Can I go buy a external dial up modem plug it into my usb port and is that all I need? Thanks
External dial up modems usually plug into the serial ports and not the USB ports. And yes buy one and thats all you need.

Please note a serial modem is more expensive than a pci winmodem.
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Default Re: I don't have a dial up modem

go with a pci modem, theyre cheap and easy to install.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16825130005

here is a usb one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16825134003

but as you can see the usb ones are much more expensive. but there are some examples.
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Default Re: I don't have a dial up modem

Just buy the pci modem. It just inserts into an open pci slot inside your computer.
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You do get what you pay for, a 6$ modem is crap. If you are serious about your connection serial is the way to go.
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Default Re: I don't have a dial up modem

what you could do to is go on ebay and look for people selling there dial up modems that came on the pre-built computers but are now looking to free up some PCI slots lol

im thinking about it since I dont think Ill ever go back to dial up since im in school and I get Broadband from there....
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Default Re: I don't have a dial up modem

i can send u a modem that came wit my computer. i dont need it
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Default Re: I don't have a dial up modem

When I built my pc I didn't even think of putting a modem in it.....lol

I knew I was never going back to dialup.
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i can send u a modem that came wit my computer. i dont need it

yeah or let me know...

i can do it too...I honestly have no idea what kind it is but Its a 56k PCI...no other data besides that lol
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