Universal driver for modem

May 10, 2005 at 15:50:50
Specs: XP, 512/2.6

I am currently looking for a universal driver for my modem in my old dell. I had to format it a few hours ago. I had one on a disk before that I downloaded but I have seemed to misplaced it..if anyone has a uniseral modem driver pleaseee let me know.

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#1
May 10, 2005 at 16:24:45

what os are you operating with on the machine with the modem? you are on the 95/98
forum, but list you os as xp. If there is a such thing as a universal modem driver, I feel like a dope spending all that time looking for specific driver for each modem.

larry


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#2
May 10, 2005 at 16:41:16

Downlaod and install a program called Belarc Advisor. It should tell you what the brand of modem is. Then you can get the drivers.

Keep Smiling
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#3
May 10, 2005 at 17:12:17

Windows has standard modems drivers that you can install using 'Add New Hardware'. But it's 'probably' better to use the specific driver for your modem. I have used one of the standard ones in the distant past and didn't notice any problems with it, other than the fact that the connect speed wasn't displayed correctly.

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#4
May 10, 2005 at 20:18:06

If the modem originally came with the dell, go to dell's support site and use the service tag number (usually on the back of the computer) to track down the drivers.

Sometimes more than one possible modem may be listed. In that case something like Everest or Belarc may help in determining which one it is.


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#5
May 11, 2005 at 10:16:30

Everest is far far superior to belarc

Everest:

http://www.lavalys.com/index.php?page=products_index

HTH

Woof

Curiosity may have killed the cat but at least the cat wasn`t bored


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#6
May 11, 2005 at 12:13:19

The advantage of Everest, over others, is that it looks at the hardware on your machine rather than the drivers installed (which could be wrong).

Derek.W


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