bought new desktop for a friend who uses dial up. it doesn't come with a modem. i took out the dial up modem from my own pc (as i use broadband with external modem) and put my old modem in one of his pci slots. on reboot his pc finds the modem and i installed the driver - it shows under device manager ok.
when trying to connect to internet using wanadoo disk, or by manually entering the settings, it tries to connect and displays the tel number it's dialling but doesn't connet. do i need to change any settings in the bios? anything else i'm missing?
does the modem make a kind of clicking noise? recently i tried to connect by dial up but the modem would not dial out. i found i was using the wrong cable. there were 3 kinds that i found, one with four metal connectors, 2 with 2, but one had the connectors at the outside of the plug and 2 on the inner. if i remember rightly it was the 2 on the outside that worked
Go into Control Panel, Modem and run the diagnostics bit, query modem I think its called. I suspect you have just allowed windows to install its own driver and if so it may not be the correct one. Windows is not always right.
Further to the above posting, if you have installed the modem from the actual driver disk and its still not working then check in BIOS as to what the BIOS has assigned as the IRQ for the modem as if it assigns a different IRQ to it it may cause conflict.