Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

COM PORT AND MODEM PROBLEMS


  • Please log in to reply

#1
jndgreen

jndgreen

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
:tazz: I have recently formatted my hard drive and reinstalled XP on a computer that my uncle built before he passed away. Has 50GB hard drive. Very nice.....my problem is this: My modem was working fine before but now..... it says dialing but I don't hear it working, you know the dial tone and then dialing and the schrree sch that it makes. It keeps trying to redial but nothing. I went into device managere and in my com port area it says I have COM1, COM2, and then the LPT1
When I click on my modem it says it is using COM3. Where is it on the device manager? I just need some steps to get this going. Please help ;)
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
gerryf

gerryf

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 11,365 posts
that is normal--the com3 is internal to the modem and will not be enumerated in device manager normally.

Go into device manager, select your modem, double click, then choose DIAGNOSTICS tab....hit query modem--what happens?
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP