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Old 11-25-2005, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have this computer where any modem i try to put in in any pci plug it doesnt register found new hardware even after installling the software. What can be some problems too look for. Could it be a motherboard problem affecting the pci plugs.

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Old 11-25-2005, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I must correct some of your termonology only because its hurts for me to read it like you have it.

Your words on left, Correct ones on right
Modem- NIC (Network Interface card)
Plug- Slot

Sometimes the found new hardware doesn't pop up, as long as you install the drivers that came with it, and it works, it shouldn't matter.

So try installing the drivers.

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Old 11-26-2005, 12:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the term modem was invented for a reason. if its a modem its a modem (MODulate DEModulate), not an NIC, even though in essence a modem is a kind of NIC.

try the card in another computer. if that computer fails to detect it then you may have a damaged card. go to add new hardware in control panel and follow through the dialogues rather than waiting for the found new hardware dialogue. also what operating system are you using, XP?
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