New computer - will it have a dial up modem and if not what to do
June 2, 2014 6:48 PM Subscribe
My mother uses dial up internet (yes, it is true, I can hear the groans now) on her old computer which uses Windows XP.
I just ordered her a new Dell 745 Mini-Tower Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 7 Professional. It has a 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet - Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet.
My question is will she be able to connect with her dial up internet connection with this and if not what are our options? Could I take out the modem in the old computer and install it in the new tower or should I buy a external dial up modem - if so can you tell me what kind - I am not tech savvy so the more details the better.
posted by just asking to Computers & Internet (22 answers total)