A modem is a device that enables your system to transmit and receive information over telephone lines. Modems are typically plugged into serial ports, so you need to set up your system's serial port with Admintool to use a modem. You can connect the modem to the system and turn the power on before or after using the Admintool to enable access to that modem. Connecting a modem to your system generally involves the following steps:
Physically connecting the modem to the system, or installing it (if you have a modem card).
Setting any required switches and configuring the baud rate, port, and other settings on the modem, if necessary. (Consult the modem vendor's documentation and the installation documentation for your system for information you may need to perform these tasks.)
Plugging the modem or its adapter into a power outlet, if required.
Logging in to the system.
Starting Admintool and selecting Serial Ports from the Browse menu to update the local system files necessary to use a modem.