How Do I Know If I Have A Dial-Up Modem?

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To confirm if you have a dial-up modem installed, follow these steps: Windows 7 and Vista
  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Locate the Search Programs and Files (Windows 7) or Start Search (Vista) box and type Device Manager.
  3. Select Device Manager from the list that appears on the Start Menu.
  4. Device Manager will open, showing all of the devices installed on the computer in alphabetical order.
  5. You should see Modems on the list. If the Modems category is not listed, a dial-up modem is not installed.


Windows XP/2000
  1. Click Start in the bottom left then go into Control Panel.
  2. In Windows XP, be sure that Classic View is selected on the left menu.
  3. Click the System icon, then select the Hardware tab and click Device Manager. You will see a list of all of the devices installed on the computer in alphabetical order.
  4. You should see Modems on the list. If the Modems category is not listed, a dial-up modem is not installed.
Macintosh
  1. Open the Apple Icon in the top left, then select System Preferences.
  2. Open the Network icon.
  3. Look for a listing for External Modem or Internal Modem along the left column.
  4. If there is not a listing for a modem, no modem is installed.

             

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