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Motorola Sm56 X64 Drivers


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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:08 PM

I just installed Vista Ultimate x64 on my home computer (don't worry, I'm dual-booting with XP Pro), and installed all the x64 drivers.

Everything is working fine except for the modem. This is a huge problem for me, seeing as I have dialup.

The drivers (http://www.motorola.com/softmodem/driver.htm) don't work - I either get a Code 10 error, or it reports that the drivers are corrupt/broken.

What do I do? I want to keep Vista x64, but I also need to get it connected to the Internets.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:56 AM

looking thru the inf files of that universal driver all I saw was 95/98 and winMe and NT

motorola had pretty much abandoned their modem division

If microsoft didn't put a vista 64 bit driver in their installation I don't see how you'll ever get it to work

I made the mistake of trying to load stripped down version of xp on a computer with a conextant modem, never could get it to work since I had pulled the generic driver out of the install cabs

even intel doesn't have vista drivers for their modems, they do have xp 64 bit tho

Edited by DaChew, 12 February 2008 - 01:04 AM.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:14 AM

Agere Systems

here's 35 pages of vista compatible modems

http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/ProductLi...cid=707&g=d

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:12 AM

I'd suggest purchasing a Vista compatible modem for your system (it'll save a lot of headaches!). Be sure that it includes 64 bit drivers - without them you won't be able to connect.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:29 PM

Edit:

Ok. I feel like a complete idiot.

The SM56 is in my laptop - I have an Intel 536EP Modem in this machine.

That's what I get for mixing specs O_o

But anyway, I'm finding drivers for the CORRECT modem now, but all the notes about the x64 ones are that it causes BSoDs on reboot.

Hope I don't have those troubles.

Edited by RADIUM-V Interactive, 12 February 2008 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:40 PM

soft vs hard doesn't seem to matter

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16825164001

newer conextant and agere? seem to support vista64

OS Support:Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP/Vista32&64bit


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Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:53 PM

Well, I was able to download the updates (all 160mb of them) and it seems to be working well. I did notice BSoD's at the beginning, but after updates it seems to be doing all right. I'll just watch it and keep hounding the cable companies to come to my side of the street ;)




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