Check whether your modem in the list of devices visible to the system. Go to "My computer", right-click on icons from the free space, select "Properties". You will see a small window with several tabs, select Hardware and click on the "device Manager".
In the list of existing equipment will see if there is modem. If you don't find it there. Then it is simply not installed the driver.
Insert the drive disk with software for motherboard or modem (if available separately). Open "control Panel", select the menu item "add hardware". In the window that opens, search is connected to the computer devices. After that, the add new hardware wizard will give you the list of found hardware. Select your built-in modem, click "Install software".
Select install from a specific location and then using the "Browse" button specify the path to the driver disk. Install the software, restart the computer and check the hardware in device Manager. Please note that some models of modems require the installation of special software for further customization, best of all read additional information on the Internet specifically on your device.
If you could not install the software for the internal modem using the CD drivers, try to choose installation of the equipment via the Internet. To do this, run the add hardware wizard and let it connect to the network and to automatically locate and install the drivers for your hardware. Thereafter, also check whether to display the internal modem in the Manager list.
If you are still having problems installing the software on an internal modem, try to consult with technical support, he may just be faulty.
The laptop may be several different modems.
Read the specification of your model of modem and laptop to the Internet.
Advice 2: How to configure the modem on the computer
Modem connection is divided into three types: a DSL broadband connection using telephone line Dial – up dial-up connection using a telephone line, 3G connectivity using a cellular communication. According to the above criteria, modems are also divided into three groups.
Configure the DSL modem through the Internet browser, by interacting directly with IOS devices. To do this in the browser address bar, just type in the address of the modem, by default 192.168.1.1. In the window that appears, you need to specify a username and password. The data indicated in the instructions supplied with the modem. Then go to the WAN tab and enter the VPI, VCI issued to the provider, click> next in the next window, also select the mode of work proposed by the ISP, at the end of adjustment, press> save and reboot. After a while the modem again to check the answer queries from command prompt, type ping 192.168.1.1. If everything is correct receive time in milliseconds.
For the second type of connection in Windows have drivers installed for the modem. After making a connection, the settings specify the area code and the phone, which will be a dial-up connection on the server type tab, select PPP supported protocols: TCP/IP. All the data you can get from your provider.
Configuring 3G modems can happen automatically, via the software supplied. Or manually, you have to specify the access point (to be confirmed with the operator) and the room through which the connection is *99#. Configure individual settings for all types of individual , and specified in the contract with the provider.
Advice 3: How to set the buttons on the laptop
Almost every laptop has special function keys on the keyboard. It's the same standard buttons, but to them added special activities: decrease/adding sound control/adding brightness, mute, toggle to the external display enable the built-in wi-fi and other.
Check that the driver for the keyboard and touchpad. Go to "device Manager" and look at the corresponding item. Often the Windows 7 operating system selects a generic driver that does not support additional functions buttons.
Go to the official website of the laptop manufacturer and find the downloads section. Download the driver for the keyboard and function keys. Install the program, after checking the downloaded files with antivirus. After you download any files and install them on your personal computer, you need to do a full scan of your computer virus program that could automatically be integrated in the operating system registry.
Restart your computer to allow the changes made to the operating system came into effect the next time you log in Windows. Test the buttons with additional functions by employing a special button. To use the special function buttons on the keyboard, locate the Fn button, it activates an additional function key. Hold down this button and press the function key, for example, to increase the sound volume in the system.
You can also find driver and the description of the function keys in the materials on the disk from the laptop manufacturer. Install utility from disk, including a program for processing signals from the function keys. It is also worth noting that the drivers need to install for the touchpad that replaces the mouse. Go to the official website of the laptop manufacturer and download the software for your operating system.
Advice 4: How to choose a modem for a laptop
To connect the mobile computer to the Internet made use of Wi-Fi adapters or modems of various types. That you will not have any problems with access to the network, you need to choose the modem that will be suitable for a particular purpose.
Start with identifying the type of modem for the mobile computer. These devices are internal and external. The first type is connected to the slot of the motherboard and the second to a USB port.
If you have no problems with disassembling the laptop and installing additional devices, please purchase an internal modem. This approach will allow you to keep USB ports free. In addition, such equipment takes up relatively little space.
In that situation, when the mobile computer is not expired the warranty period, get an external modem connected to the USB interface.
Examine the technical characteristics of the equipment chosen. First specify networks what kind of works modem. These can be network operators (GPRS, 3G, and 4G) and different wireless channels, such as WiMax.
Specify the maximum data transfer speed provided by mobile operator or service provider whose services you are going to use. On the basis of the received information, select the modem. Its capacity should not be lower than the speed of Internet access, as declared by the provider.
Note the ability to connect to different network operators. A certain part of the modem is designed to use a specific provider. Most of these devices are sold in the salons of cellular communication assigned to a particular operator.
Before you buy connect the modem to the mobile computer. Some devices are so bulky that they can block adjacent USB ports on your laptop. If you are faced with a similar problem, select the modem smaller. Sometimes in such situations it is wiser to use a USB extension cable. Its application also enables to achieve a high level of signal in certain areas.