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Lesson 7 Configure modem and cable ports
Objective Configure modem and cable ports.

Configure Modem and Cable Ports (RRAS)

Windows 2000, like Windows NT 4.0, supports a wide variety of modems. However, you should carefully check the Hardware Compatibility List to be sure your modem is supported before planning to use your particular brand of modem with Windows 2000. For example, if you are still using a modem such as the very popular US Robotics 28.8 Sportster series, you'll discover that while Windows 2000 will find the modem, it will report it as an "unknown modem."
Note: Windows 2000 has been reported to be very finicky with COM ports as well, so if you are planning to install an internal modem, plan for some extra time for the installation. When RRAS is started for the first time, Windows 2000 automatically detects any modems that are installed and creates modem ports for them. Windows 2000 also creates ports for each parallel or serial cable connection that it detects. You can also configure these ports manually under Ports in the console tree of Routing and Remote Access.

Configuing modem ports
Configuing modem ports

Configuring Modem and Cable Ports To configure modem or cable ports, perform the following steps:
  1. Open Routing and Remote Access from the Administrative Tools menu.
  2. In the console tree of Routing and Remote Access, open the Properties dialog box for Ports.
Properties dialog box for Ports
Properties dialog box for Ports
  1. In the Ports Properties dialog box, select a device, and then click Configure.
Ports Properties dialog box
  1. Modem, parallel, and serial ports are listed individually, but are grouped together and can be configured either individually or together. To configure several ports simultaneously, press Ctrl or Shift while you select multiple ports, and then click Configure.
  2. In the Configure Ports dialog box, select the Remote access (inbound) check box to enable inbound connections.
  3. If you are configuring a modem port, type a phone number.
  4. Click OK in the Configure Ports and Ports Properties dialog boxes.
The next lesson wraps-up this module.