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Dial up on laptop having COM port bluetooth configuration

by saji_saji / December 24, 2010 6:32 PM PST

My lenovo 560 notebook doesnt have the usual telephone line connecting port for dial up and the COM port shows the configuration via bluetooth. How do I enable dial up on the system? Do i need to use the USB/other ports or can i add an hardware component?

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 24, 2010 8:08 PM PST

Is this Lenovo 560 a new system? If so, for dial-up networking to work it will need a modem.

Older Desktops used to have modems installed by default. I don't know about laptops, but certainly laptops and Desktops nowadays do not generally come with modems.

If it doesn't have one installed as hardware then you will need a USB Dial-up Modem. Connect that to the computer using a spare USB port, then connect the telephone line to the USB modem.

I would give you a few example links, but I am in the UK and my own search results are generally UK based. If you use Google to search for USB modem "dial up " you should find some links


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2010 1:27 AM PST

Go get some USB DIALUP MODEM and you'll get done fast.

Yes we can use bluetooth to some bluetooth dialup modem but that's rather expensive and hard on the owners to setup.

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How do I enable dial up on the system?
by Coryphaeus / December 26, 2010 10:34 AM PST

You don't. Echoing the other two posts, you get an external modem, either USB or PCMCIA.

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