Dial up modem problems
Hi...I'm trying to help a friend out who is STILL using dial up!!
Running Win XP Pro......Anyway,........I replaced a bad motherboard...I check his internet connection at my place using a cable modem...works fine!! I hook it up at his place try to access internet with his ISP which is MSN, it tells me can not detect a modem installed...well I check the device manager and the modem is there and working properly...I even "Query" it...no problems!!
I check the network dial up connection screen and there isn't a MSN dial up icon anywhere and my friend tells me there always was one there....so I hit create new connection......connect to internet.....manually create connection.....well here's the problem....the only dot available to check is for broadband....the dial up dot is gray'd out...unavailable!! So Instead of manually doing it I let the computer pick and it gives me MSN to use...super we've come full circle....I hit ok let's use msn to get on the friggin' internet and like I said it tells me can not detect a modem installed...so it gives me a option to let use a windows wizard to find and install a modem right...well I think woo hoo!! I home free...NOPE...now windows can't detect a modem installed either....but as I said earlier it is in the device manager...working properly and "Queries" just fine....Oh by the way I went a bought and installed a brand new 56K modem just for ****s And Giggles...Installed the drivers it came with and everything still.....No Help...Same Story!! What the heck is going on??!! PLEASE HELP!! Ready to shoot something!! Thanks for your time!!