PC beginners

  Celine04 22:38 12 Jan 2007


I just purchased Packard Bell 2470. I must admit I do not know much about computers. I am waiting for my broadband connection. In the meantime, I want to use the net via dial up connection. Tried to connect but keep getting the message "cannot detect modem". What I am suppose to do to get a net connection before broadband arrives?

Thank you for your help

  Strawballs 00:56 13 Jan 2007

Does you machine have a dial up pci modem
I can't find in specs.
Features & Specifications

Features for this PACKARD BELL 2470

- Intel Pentium D820 Processor
- 2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache
- Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
- 200GB Hard Disk Drive
- Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD RW Drive
- 512MB nVidia GeForce 7300LE Graphics
- 8-In-1 Media Card Reader
- Vista Premium Upgrade Included
- 19" Widescreen TFT Monitor

Specification for this PACKARD BELL 2470

Processor Type Intel Pentium D820
Clock-Speed 2.8GHz
Front Side BUS 800MHz
Cache 2 mb
Operating-System Windows XP Media Centre Edition
RAM Memory 1024 mb
Hard Disk Capacity 200 Gb
Optical Drive 1 Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD Re-Writer Drive
Graphics Memory 512 mb
Graphics Description NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE
Soundcard included Yes
Speakers Included No
Media Card Reader 8-In-1
Built-In HP Docking Station Yes
No of USB connections 6
No of PCI Slots 4
Keyboard Yes
Mouse Yes
Weight 6.5 kg
Height 385 mm
Width 180 mm
Depth 390 mm
Network LAN On Board LAN
Software Titles Included MS Works 8.0

  Celine04 08:28 13 Jan 2007


No the machine does not have a pci modem.

  The 12th Man 10:24 13 Jan 2007

Looks like you'll have to wait for Broadband then.

  mgmcc 16:45 13 Jan 2007

<<< Tried to connect but keep getting the message "cannot detect modem". >>>

If the PC doesn't have a built-in 56k V.90/V.92 "dialup" modem, how have you connected the PC to the phone line?

  The 12th Man 20:49 13 Jan 2007

I would think that Celine04 plugged the modem cable into the ethernet port. It's a very common mistake.

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