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Need Modem For Older System


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#1 RennA

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:45 AM

Hi!

This is an excellent forum! I actually did a search but could not find an answer that addressed my particular problem. I was given an older computer because it wouldn't boot up. System specs: WinXP Pro, Version 2202, Service Pk 1 - AMD Athlon XP2200+, 1.80 GHz with 512 MB RAM. I used the Windows disk that came with it and did a recovery and now it will boot up. I got it cleaned up and it's working and I have ordered the Service Pk 2 disk from Microsoft. My main problem is I live in a very rural area with dialup internet service only and the computer does not have a modem. The person who had this computer built did not need one. I know internal modems are really cheap now and having the modem installed is not a problem, there is a slot but I'm not sure what kind I should get. Will any new modem work or should I try to find a used modem for this older system? Will drivers be a problem? The computer is just going to be used by kids doing homework and checking email. Any thoughts or help would be appreciated very much.

Thank you,
RennA

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:07 AM

Hi RennA and welcome to BleepingComputer.

All you really need is a 56k PCI modem, Tiger Direct has a US Robotics modem for $19.00 with a $10.00 rebate.

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#3 RennA

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:24 AM

Hi dc3,

Thanks for taking the time to respond....I really appreciate it! I am going to order the modem now that I feel safe in doing so and it was really nice of you to provide a link. I'm sure I'll be encounting some other issues with the older computer and it's a relief to know I have this great forum to come to. :thumbsup:

Thanks again for your help!

RennA

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:25 AM

You shouldn't have any driver problems most new cards sold today are Windows XP compatible. The one Dc3 recommended should work great.
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