Regular phone jack to computer

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Regular phone jack to computer

Post by thewolfe » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:21 pm

I have a friend who is using "dialup". Yes he does....and he is looking at buying a Toshiba C50-B1503 Laptop.

Can he add a phone line port to it?

If not, how about a desktop?

Would this work? http://www.ebay.com/bhp/usb-dial-up-modem
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Post by Sirius » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:56 am

Yeah, that should do it.

It would also work with a desktop, although the normal practice back when people installed modems on those very much was to install a PCI-based modem in an expansion slot. But you can use a USB modem with multiple computers much more easily, laptops included, so that might be the way to go.

Unless the laptop comes with an option that has a built-in modem (which is probably rare these days), it wouldn't be realistically possible to add one outside of a USB adapter like this.
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Re: Regular phone jack to computer

Post by thewolfe » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:59 am

Thanks for the post.
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