I recently had some frustration, when the Radio Tuner on Windows Media Player series 9 refused to work because it could not connect through the
telephone modem which I formerly used for my internet connection. I am now on a high-speed connection all the time, and the phone line is gone.
Just now, I tried to install a Radio program, Radio Tuna. I downloaded the installation program correctly through my highspeed connection. But, when I ran the installation program, it sought to connect through the phone modem to get additional files it announced it needed. I did not know how to get past this in the installation, so it failed.
How do I stop my computer from seeking the old internet connection through the phone modem?
If you open the network and sharing center(sic), that should show all of your connections.
You may be getting hassles if you still have your old modem fitted, especially if the hardware's still installed on the computer.
He wouldn't still have his modem fitted if he's gone over to broadband, surely.
Is a wireless modem compatible with windows 3.1?jmb
If it's an internal modem, then, of course he will still have it fitted to the computer. As Katzy has suggested, try disabling it in control panel.
The fast-connection provider did not remove the phone-modem or software, he just put the new cable in the back and did whatever he needed to do to get the high-speed connection going. If I give up the high-speed service and go back to the phone modem, it is ready to use again.
Oh, I might also mention--he did this while I was at work at the food plant, so I did not have a say in how he did it.
Go to control panel, select internet options, select Connections tab, and delete all reference to dial up connections there.
What part of "delete all reference" do you not understand?
"delete all reference" I'm guessing.
Actually, it's all a ploy by the Republican Matrix to keep you from accessing the full Internet at a realistic speed so that you can't learn the
truth about all the lies FAUX News has been brainwashing you with all these years.
Just a theory, mind you.
When my broadband ends and my only way to connect to the internet at home is the phone line, I'm thinking I'll be at a disadvantage to have deleted
everything that refers to the connection ability that enabled me to use my phone modem.
I was hoping that I could simply do something to mark it as not being the default connection(while I still have broadband), and then I would change it back later.
Katzy did not mention "delete all reference" in the post I quoted.
Cross that bridge if you ever come to it.......
So what will happen to the rubbish you have?
And you should shop around for the best deal with broadband. There are comparison websites that do most of it for you.
If you are so educated, why are you not earning the big dollars? To me, $15 a month is hardly worth worrying about. Yes it adds up, but, think of the additional costs of fuel of transporting rubbish to the tip and the dump fees when you arrive "at the gate" or is it only OZ that charges you for the privilege of dumping rubbish?
We pay our monthly rates to the local council for everything like street lighting, bin collection, schools, roads, parks etc etc. We could not opt out of bin collection as a separate entity. Moreover if we have something in particular which won't fit into the bins we can take it to the collection point and put it into the correct skip - tvs there, computers here etc. A bunch of old chaps sit around all day to grab the stuff that will be valuable to them and the rest gets trashed. I'll wager that my monthly rate for everything is much cheaper than the American system of choice/private business.
We're getting far afield from the problem I posed for this thread. I have two kinds of internet connection listed in Control Panel, and I am presently using a broadband local area connection, but some of my programs stubbornly try to use my phone modem to connect, and will not go to the next step (such as, fetching a file needed for a program installation), even though I have a broadband connection open. I expect to be using my phone modem again in the near future, so I do not dare delete that connection. What do I do now?
Delete the connection, I cannot say it any simpler. setting it up again is only as hard as re-entering the phone number and username/password combo which will likely be changed since you cancelled the dialup connection anyway.
Here's a NOVEL solution to your problem...
TRY DOING WHAT EVERYONE IS TELLING YOU TO DO!
Sorry if my plain English still goes over your head.
Are you this resistant to suggestions at work? If so, it may explain why you've not risen to the giddy heights yet.
Go onto Google and ask how to make your LAN your fast one the default connection if you feel you don't want to delete your phone line connection
remember Google is your friend/ jmb
I GIVE UP! Don't worry about it, Scholar, your problem is of your own making, if you won't heed advice, why ask for it?
Then kindly call one of THEM to come sort out your mess since you OBVIOUSLY don't intend to listen to anything WE tell you.
Removing the modem would mean taking the side off, undoing a screw, pulling off a small cable and pulling it out.
If you need to put it back, do the reverse.
When you boot-up, XP will find it (and reinstall it, if it needs to) and use it.
It really is as simple as that.
It;s not even that complex Katzy, horses, water, springs to mind.
FWIW it is your own doing scholar, as you WILL NOT take the solutions offered.
Classic trolling though eh...
I found out years ago that XP does not like or accommodates for a fast broadband set up, so I deleted it it when I went to Windows 7 and installed the fast LAN connection, telephone modems are so last century Scholar. I am afraid if we get flooded again you will go the way of the Dinosaurs, jmb
Depends on the modem. For some years, now, those things have been pretty generic and there are only a few different drivers that work with all.
They're on the XP installation, in the c:windowssystem32 directory, somewhere, if I remember right.
Simple solution, as a belt'n'braces thing, would be to get the drivers, now. Then, if you need to reinstall it, at a later date, you'll have them, ready and waiting.
The simplest way is, usually, the... er... simplest.
What would the boy do if he had to replace a sound or graphics card?