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JohnD
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The port for the monitor is not the same port for the modem, do not confuse the two ports. You cannot plug in a modem into a VGA monitor port. The connectors are the same size, but If you look closely, the VGA monitor port has 15 pins, while the modem (Serial) port has 9. Do not attempt to plug in your modem into the VGA port.

if you are using an external modem, it is a serial 9 pin port you require. These are found in 9 pin male on the computer side. Newer machines usually don’t come with serial ports anymore.

If your computer does not have a serial port, you need to buy a serial port card. The type of card you need depends on the type of free slot you have on the computer. They are available in PCI and PCIe type cards.