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Table of contents 1 Modem Connecting a modem cable ... 2 Connecting a country-specific modem cable adapter ... 3 Selecting a location setting ... 4 Viewing the current country selection ... 4 Adding new locations when traveling ... 5 Solving travel connection problems ... 6 2 Local area networks Index ...
Modem The modem in the computer must be connected to an analog telephone line using a 6-pin, RJ-11 modem cable (not included with the computer). In some countries, a country-specific modem cable adapter is also required. Jacks for digital PBX systems may resemble analog telephone jacks, but they are not compatible with the modem.
Connecting a modem cable WARNING! a modem cable (not included with the computer) into the RJ-45 (network) jack. To connect a modem cable: Plug the modem cable into the modem jack (1) on the computer. Plug the modem cable into the RJ-11 telephone wall jack (2). Chapter 1 Modem To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug ENWW...
Connecting a country-specific modem cable adapter Telephone jacks vary by country. To use the modem and the modem cable (not included with the computer) outside the country in which you purchased the computer, you must obtain a country-specific modem cable adapter. To connect the modem to an analog telephone line that does not have an RJ-11 telephone jack: Plug the modem cable into the modem jack (1) on the computer.
Selecting a location setting Viewing the current country selection To view the current country setting for the modem: Select Start > Control Panel. Click Clock, Language, and Region. Click Regional and Language Options. Under Location, view your present location. Chapter 1 Modem ENWW...
Adding new locations when traveling By default, the only location setting available to the modem is a location setting for the country in which you purchased the computer. As you travel to different countries, set the internal modem to a location setting that meets the operating standards of the country in which you are using the modem.
Solving travel connection problems If you experience modem connection problems when using the computer outside of the country in which you purchased it, try the following suggestions. ● Check the telephone line type. The modem requires an analog, not a digital, telephone line. A line described as a PBX line is usually a digital line.
If you continue to receive the “No Dial Tone” error message after clearing the Wait for dial tone before dialing check box: Select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Phone and Modem Options. Click the Dialing Rules tab. Select your current modem location setting.
Local area networks Connecting to a local area network (LAN) requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 network cable (not included with the computer). If the network cable contains noise suppression circuitry (1), which prevents interference from TV and radio reception, orient the circuitry end of the cable (2) toward the computer. NOTE The computer may look different from the illustrations in this guide.
Plug the other end of the cable into a network wall jack (2). WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a modem or telephone cable into the RJ-45 (network) jack. ENWW...