Toshiba M200 User Manual

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Exploring Your Computer’s Features
Setting up for communications
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An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if 
you plan to use the Internet 
There are many other ways to connect to the Internet in 
addition to those discussed in this section.
For troubleshooting information related to this topic, see 
Determining the COM port 
Your modem is connected to one of the computer’s COM 
(communications) ports. The default setting for the modem is 
COM3.
The following procedure is intended to support you if you 
need to either upgrade your modem or reset the port to the 
default settings.
If you are having trouble connecting through the modem, you 
may need to determine the current COM port name and 
possibly change it.
To find out which port your modem is connected to in the 
operating system:
1
Click Start, click Control Panel, then Printers and 
Other Hardware
.
The Control Panel opens.
2
Click Phone and Modem options.
The Phone and Modem options window appears.
3
Click the Modems tab.
A location box appears.
4
Make a note of the COM port number shown in the 
Attached to field.
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