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#1 gnilwoc

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:27 PM

Hi All
I have recently joined Sky as my ISP. The speed is super at certain times, which is no problem. However at certain times, mainly evenings the speed reduces.
On checking my control panel I find I still have, under the phone/modem option my smartlink modem.
My question is, do I still need this or can I remove this from my system. As you may know Sky supply an ethernet connection.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:35 PM

The modem that that is referring to is if you were using a dial-up connection.

Yes, If you are comfortable uninstalling drivers and hardware it can be removed. But it hurts nothing to leave it.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:43 PM

ThunderZ
Many thanks for the prompt response to my modem post. I will leave it as is per your comment.
Again... Thankyou

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:59 PM

Chances are...you can disable that modem in the BIOS, if onboard. That way, there is no concern at all when booting into Windows for drivers or functionality.

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