|connect your phone to the same line cord you have plugged into the modem. Does it have dial tone? |
Do you have a cell or second phone number you can call?
If so go to a cmd prompt and type the following
then hit enter
You should be able to hear the modem dial.
You should get the other phone called to ring
Usually control z will close the connection or type
ath which should hang up the modem
report back the results.