Upgrade broadband, but want about existing modem

  JMack 15:18 13 Jul 2003

I have an standard internal 56k modem and thinking of upgrading to broadband. Do I need to remove the existing modem, which I assume will be redundant or is this still required to connect the the new broadband modem to for the PC connection... Iam confused!

  Magik ®© 15:25 13 Jul 2003

you will need a new adsl modem,

  Newuser3052 15:25 13 Jul 2003

Just upgraded to NTL 1mb connection free cable modem kept old one in PC mite need it for faxing broadband cant fax (might be wrong on that) USB connection no trouble at all. Just leave old modem in PC. Hope this helps

  Magik ®© 15:26 13 Jul 2003

unplug the 56k one and put it away...you might need it one day....

  Wes Tam ;-) 15:35 13 Jul 2003

JMack, Newuser3052 is right if you're connected by cable you cannot fax so leave your modem in.

I did, thank goodness, 'cos I've just had to fax copies of some documents.

  Wes Tam ;-) 15:37 13 Jul 2003

ps the connection will be via USB or ethernet card, nothing to do with your existing modem.

  Terrahawk 16:37 13 Jul 2003

you wont need your 56k modem you will need an adsl or cable modem depending on who you go with for broadband but its always worth keeping hold of 56k just in case

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