To verify that your modem is turned on
- Open Device Manager.
- Double-click Modems, right-click your modem, and then click Properties.
- In Device usage, select Use this device (enable) from the drop down list, and then click OK.
- To open Device Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.