Modem/fax card - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2004, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 161
Question Modem/fax card

Hello, I got this old PC working finally and is hooked to net with cable. The problem I have is getting it to install driver for phone line modem. Do I have to be plugged into phone line for it to tell which modem it has? TomW

Drag racer and snowmobiler trying to learn computers.
TomW is offline  
Old 03-27-2004, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 694

you should be able to start up the system and the system will detect the modem, then proceed from there with the installation.

If you don't have a driver for it you could try to download the driver from:

you will need the to find some kind of ID(ie make/model/chip #s...) on the modem so you can get the proper drivers.

Lian Li Aluminum Case
Intel D975XBXK2R Mobo
Core 2 Duo E6700 CPU
EVGA 8800 GTS Video Card
Corsair XMS 2 x 1gig RAM
Zalman 9500 CPU cooler
hercules_upw is offline  
Old 03-29-2004, 01:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 161

There must have been somthing wrong with the card. I put a different one in that came with the motherboard and it found it and installed driver right away. It would not even tell me what the old one was, It would just say something about PCI communication device. I know what brand and model it was and had the driver but would not work. I could not even find it listed in the modem selection and it came in this PC. TomW
Drag racer and snowmobiler trying to learn computers.
TomW is offline  
Old 03-29-2004, 03:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556

there are different drivers for different OS's so you may not be using the right one for your's
Windows 2000 and XP can use the same drivers
Apokalipse is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.