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Check modem type, even though XP can't find it?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gram123, Jan 16, 2002.

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  1. Gram123

    Gram123 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if there is a way (maybe a little program or Windows tool) to get the full make and number of my modem whilst it is inoperative.
    It worked fine prior to the installation of Win XP on my machine. When I tried to connect to the internet after installation, it said something about it being "not plugged in".
    It is an internal modem, I believe a HSP56 MR, but that's all I know, and I'm obviously going to need updated drivers for it.

    During the installation of XP, it gave me the option to save a copy of software and hardware that is (or may possibly be) incompatible. I saved this list in the default location, but I don't know where that location is, or what the file is called! I'm thinking that this should have some further details about my modem.

    Alternatively, if anyone knows where I can get a generic driver for a HSP56 MR internal modem that works with Windows XP, that would suffice.

    I've sent an e-mail to the guy who sold me the PC, but this was 9 months ago, so he may not remember/have a record.

    Final option would be to open the PC up and see what I can find out.

    Thanks
    Gram
     
  2. Toddles18

    Toddles18

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    Well Gram, I did a search and it looks like thats a PCtel modem, when I went to their website it said that XP was unsupported :(
    I'll continue to look for sutible driver though.

    edit: I did find this driver, it's for their micromodem but it could work, wont hurt to try.
    http://www.pctel.com/media/drivers/...026 WinXP.zip
     
  3. Gram123

    Gram123 Thread Starter

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    THanks Todd, but it turns out that I have a systemboard CD for my motherboard, and morevoer, the Win2000 modem drivers work with WinXP Home Ed (but not Pro).
    I'm using the PC now to write this.

    So, er... problem solved.
    Thanks anyway.

    Gram
     
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