HI...re: dialup, .Conexant modem?\n\napparently this Dell with Windows ME, started dropping the dialup\nline.\n\nThen one day it would not hook in to the internet at all, even tho' it\nand the ISP connected. THERE IS NO MODEM ICON IN THE RIGHT TRAY!!!!\nThere is no modem Icon in the right tray, yet if you click on the\ndial-up connection, it says its connected at 42,000.\nNo error messages. The modem tests fine (ME Diagnostic reader) . I\ndeleted the dialup adapter, modem, tcp/ip etc and reinstalled\nall....same thing. I also pulled the modem and re-inserted it into\nthe slot. I also moved Internet Explorer from never dial to always\ndial etc and it brings up the dialer correctly.\n\nNo "?" in the System strings.\n\n\nI will grab an old 14.4 and see if it works. I did not do a\nmotherboard test. If the 14.4 does not work, I think my buddy needs a\nmotherboard....no?