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How do you turn off a modem?

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2005-10-24 15:48:35
2005-10-24 15:48:35

If the modem is external, then you either remove the power cable from the wall or flip the switch on the back to the off position. If the modem is internal then you need to click "Start" in windows, then "Run" and type MSCONFIG.EXE and select the modem and "Disable" it using the apropriate button in the window. Windows will then not recognise it on startup.

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You have to be a bit more precise, what do you mean by that? You can first try not to turn it off?


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