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How can I connect my wireless laptop to a dial up at home?

by ktheuret / June 11, 2009 7:39 AM PDT

I live in a rural area with dial up internet. I recently purchased a Dell Studio 1536-150P Laptop with Wireless. I installed our ISP, Netzero on the laptop and plugged in the phone line, but it won't connect to the internet. Is there an internal setting in the laptop that should be changed in order to keep the Wireless when I'm not at home AND also use the dial up connection when I am home?
Thank you.

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by ramusson / June 11, 2009 6:28 PM PDT

Since you have only a dialup connection, your wireless will not connect. I presume that you are using Win XP.

Go to Start > Settings > Network Connections > New Connection Wizard.
Proceed and choose Set Up My Connection Manually.
Connect using a Dialup Modem.
Choose the modem and proceed using your Login and Password.

It should be enough to get you on internet.


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Dial Up on a laptop with Wireless
by ktheuret / June 21, 2009 8:08 AM PDT
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Thank you for the info, however out laptop has Windows Vista and not XP. Do you have instuctions for Vista?
I appreciate any help.

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dialup connection to laptop with wireless
by Hankzzz / June 20, 2010 2:14 PM PDT

Do I need a special usb to phone line cable to connect my laptop to landline??

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by Hankzzz / June 21, 2010 2:51 AM PDT

Lenovo g555 has rj45 socket. It has wireless builtin. What can I so to connect directly into my landline.??

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