- Jan 13, 2005
Time for a sat dish Jim
Tom said:And I'll bet Jim could get one installed at Moab.
Go into Control Panel, Phone and Modem Options, Modems tab. You'll see that in the "Attached To" field your cell modem is listed as Not Present if it isn't connected to the phone and your built-in modem or pc card modem wille be "Attached To" some COM port. If you select it (click on it) and click on the Properties button, it will show "Use this device(enable)" in the device usage box near the bottom. Use the dropdown list and select "Do not use this device(disable)", then click "ok". Back in ontrol Panel, select Network Connections, right-click on the connection that shows your cell modem as Device Name, and select "Set As Default Connection" from the drop-down menu. Usually, the O.S. is pretty good at picking up newly installed devices (which your cell modem is if it wasn't connected when initially powering up), but seems to have trouble with cell modems in particular. Don't know why.
You mean you think Billy G would be responsible ??? ??? ???Jim Dick said:
Ron said:You mean you think Billy G would be responsible ??? ??? ???Jim Dick said:
I was kinda kidding since I don't know if you have a Dell or not. Had someone in Brenda ask if I knew how to repair windows without uninstalling everything. Apparently he had a problem with the modem dropping the call while he was online thru TDS and from what he indicated Dell had told him to remove and install all the software using their recovery disks. He didn't really want to do that. Last I knew he was going to check with Dell. We left before I got the REST of the story.
I do have a Dell but that isn't the problem. It turns out the USB port is damaged. Guess I've used it too often. The modem was the only thing giving me trouble but now my wireless mouse acts up on occasion. The second port seems to work fine. Just picked up a 7 port hub and hope to eliminate most of the plugging and unplugging of peripherals.
Ron said:Good idea Jim. A hub is easier to replace than the USB port on the computer.
Ron said:That is good. Hope you have a back up copmputer while this one is in for repair. They may just change out the motherboard.