modem troubles

  jon2 10:20 25 Feb 2005

A friend of mine as recently tried to set up his computer to go on the internet with AOL, every time he plugs in the modem all the phones in th house go completly dead and the computer returns an error canot find modem. He is running W98 any idea's would be helpfull

  seedie 10:32 25 Feb 2005

If this is a dial-up modem it may be short circuiting the line. Can you try another one or may a different cable.

I had a conexant modem do this on xp

  jimv7 10:34 25 Feb 2005

1 of 2 things, wrong modem cable, some modems are supplied with an american type cable which does not work over here, or faulty modem, can he try a different modem and cable.

  jimv7 10:35 25 Feb 2005

Not fast enough seedie lol

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