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Old 02-18-02, 03:57 PM
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downloading drivers

I reinstalled windows 98 and now I can't find the driver for my modem. I tried a number of sites but no luck. The modem is a ITU. V.9o k56flex modem. Does anyone out there know where I can download the driver.
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Old 02-18-02, 04:24 PM
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Lots of driver sites out there, what brand?
 
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Old 02-19-02, 06:21 AM
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i not sure of the brand but I'm assumning that it is written on the modem itself. Just about computer illerate, so please bear with me.
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Old 02-19-02, 06:49 AM
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if you cannot find the manu info on the modem you might try installing "sandra" and seeing if it will tell you. you can get the shareware version here:
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0...st-7-1.8596466

This is a diagnostic tool that tells you just about everything there is about your machine and the components installed. i.e. motherboard, bois, memory, video, HD, cd-rom, sound, etc.
It will even tell you how your machine stacks up to other machines.

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Old 02-19-02, 06:52 AM
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ITU doesn't come up. If not on the modem board the the chipset will be of help. Usualy the largest chip (flat pack) on the modem board will be the CPU for the modem.
 
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"ITU" had me going at first, but that's the international standards organization!

Last ditch when all else fails is to get the FCC # off the modem (it'll either be printed on the board or on a sticker). This can be crossed to who made it, but will have to research how-to, haven't had to do that in a while.
 
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one other possibility might work for you. Run the the install for aol. The aol program will search and identify the modem in setup.
 
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To back track the FCC ID # http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid/
 
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Old 02-19-02, 09:19 PM
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Was there a 'Recovery/Restore' CD that came with your system? If so, use Explorer; it may be possible to track down drivers from folders on CD.
If it is a software driven modem....... rots ob ruck (lots of luck; for those that can't read bad asian accent). If the CD has the drivers, may need to install/remove different versions and hope you recognize when the modem functions.
If your Restore CD is an Image, is it the correct OS? If so, why not use it and remove unwanted apps?

BTW, AOL only recognizes and installs full hardware modems (of which Hayes compatible modem drivers are adequate). Software modems are generally recognized as PCI devices and will prompt for drivers........ Cath 22. (My info may be dated, last version AOL; 5-- with Win modem,,, before getting Cable modem).
 
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