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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by gotcha, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. gotcha

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    Hi to all. My Elderly neighbour had a 3 year old computer with Win 98 O/S he has just won a Win 2000 Prof O/S from his computer club! As a favour (I am NOT in the business!) I installed it for him and everything went very smooth until I tried to get him online!
    He has a COMSTAR ESSPCI 56k modem and his server said it is not compatible with Win 2000 Prof!
    Please is there anything I can do for him without him having to buy a new modem? Thank you. norman
     
  2. flyeater

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    I'm afraid you may be out of luck. That's a Winmodem. Garbage IMHO. It isn't compatable with Win2000. Be sure to get a hardware based modem not a software based one like Winmodems. If you care about the nuts & bolts of Winmodems see here. A new modem may run $40-$50 here in the US & knowing how bad the exchange rate is right now I feel for your neighbor. Be specific when purchasing the modem. Don't buy "controlless" modems. I never understood why they thought that phrase was some kind of bragging point.
     
  3. gotcha

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    To flyeater. Thanks for the reply, I will never forget what you said: "Don't buy junk for your computer!" I will tell all my friends that when they need something for their friend "the computer" buy a good one! Thanks again. Norman


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