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    Question Does this Windows 7 Computer have a built-in modem?

    Does this Windows 7 Computer have a built in modem?

    In the Phone & Modem dialogue box, the tabs are "Dailing Rules, the second tab is "Modems", and then "Advanced"

    In the Modem Tab it is blank, but the Advanced Tab shows up with four options.

    Going by the Modem Tab it looks like their is no modem, but another box named shows"Not Connected", then "Connections are available".

    Below that again, shows greyed out "Dial up and VPN", but below that in blue shows "Broadband Connection" with a small icon that looks as though it's trying to represent a modem.

    The website for said computer shows under a title of: "Network & Communication"
    Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
    Wi-Fi: Yes
    Wi-Fi Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n

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    No, doesn't sound like it. Nor would you want one, unless dial-up is all that's available to you. It has both Ethernet and wireless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRSignal View Post
    No, doesn't sound like it. Nor would you want one, unless dial-up is all that's available to you. It has both Ethernet and wireless.
    Okay thanks. I did ask about Ethernet & Wireless, and he said you may not need a modem with these. Something like that the Ethernet and/or wireless could possiby take the place of a modem.
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    Well, pretty much any kind of broadband (cable, DSL, FiOS, etc.) needs a modem, but these won't come installed in the machine; they're separate, and usually provided by your internet service provider. The modems that would come with a machine in the past are dial-up modems, not broadband - really a totally different thing for most intents and purposes.
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    The Phone and Modem box is a feature from previous versions of Windows, although it is not used unless you happen to plug a modem into the system.

    As for the Broadband connection icon, that may be due to a virtual 'miniport' adapter.

    The icon can also apply if a virtual private network is being used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Rattler View Post
    Does this Windows 7 Computer have a built in modem?

    The website for said computer shows under a title of: "Network & Communication"
    Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
    Wi-Fi: Yes
    Wi-Fi Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    All this is telling you is that the computer is capable of connecting to the internet in a number of ways via a Modem/Router by either cable or wireless.
    If you connect by land-line you connect your PC either by cable or wireless to a Modem/router which is plugged into the phone line.
    If you don't have a land-line you can connect to a wireless network if available in your area.Usually with a usb dongle suppied by the internet provider to access their network.
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