Change Modem Hardware Settings

Updated: February 7, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use these procedures to configure the hardware settings for your modem:

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Phone and Modem Options.

  2. On the Modems tab, click the modem that you want to configure, and then click Properties.

  3. If the Change Settings button is present on the General tab, you must click it before you can make any changes. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

  4. On the Advanced tab, click Change Default Preferences.

  5. On the Advanced tab, under Hardware Settings, change the setting for Data bits, Parity, Stop bits, or Modulation.

  1. In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Phone and Modem Options.

  2. On the Modems tab, click the modem that you want to configure, and then click Properties.

  3. If the Change Settings button is present on the General tab, you must click it before you can make any changes. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

  4. On the Advanced tab, click Advanced Port Settings.

  5. On the Advanced Settings for COMx tab, select the COM port number you want this modem to use.

  6. Configure other advanced settings as required by your modem and network.

  • These values are usually set correctly when the modem is installed.

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