Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Using EXTERNAL MODEM with laptop

Posted on 2002-04-19
3
274 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Hi,
I have a SONY VAIO LAPTOP with INTERNAL MODEM. Now I want to use an EXTERNAL MODEM to connect internet. How can I do. Please help me !
Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:NMD
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
slink9 earned 50 total points
ID: 6953160
You can disable the internal modem if it is integrated into the mobo by going into the BIOS (you should get a display of how to do this at bootup) and disabling it.  The external modem will plug into either one of the COM or USB ports.
If the internal modem is in a slot or has been added, you will need to remove it.  This should be a pretty easy procedure but if you are uncomfortable with making changes inside your computer it would be better to get a computer shop to do it.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:slink9
ID: 6953164
What model VAIO?
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:frache
ID: 6953339
it's not necessary to disable or remove Vaio internal modem. You can have 2 modems on the same PC without problem.

--------
Install driver for new modem, that's all ...

If internet is already configured for your "old" modem, go in "control panel" / " network ..."/ and modify your internet connexion ( right click - property ).
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question