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56k Modem Drivers


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#1 gmobcc

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 02:20 PM

I have been trying to find a driver for a 56k internal modem in an IBM computer the p/n is 02K2293. The search I made pointed me to DriverGuide.com. This site selected "Modem521.exe", but this happened to be a v.90 update or upgrade to the original modem driver.

I cannot seem to find a good site for modem drivers.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 03:07 PM

help seems to be here:
http://modemsite.com/56k/_wels1.asp?hl=en&...g=google+search

I have had issues with the dialup modem in my PC.
Some things I've found include:
v9.2 seems to be an improvement.
I've never paid more than 15.00 for them (I've bought 2-3)
The software that comes with the install CD is often "optional" and "dated".
I install it, test it and then generally uninstall it, leaving the 'drivers'.

At one point in time, I determined it easier to simply spend the money and replace it.
Since then, I see there is more to learn, but the buy & try routine did at least work ... quickly. :thumbsup:
I did need to "crack the case" to do it. That wasn't really an issue, since it was needed to
do other things, also.
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 05:53 PM

Run Everest Home 2.2. It may tell you the specification about your modem, which could lead you to the proper modem drivers.
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:28 PM

Well I have tried 4 different modems, the last one beign a new one from CompUSA, and guess what, none of them worked. The PC is an old IBM Aptiva, don't have the model number, if that is an issue.

The problem is that I cannot find the driver to the original modem anywhere. This modem has two cables going to the motherboard, one cable looks like some kind of interface, next to it there is FAX/MODEM written on the motherboard, the other cable looks like a sound cable.

I will try IBM tech support if I can get in touch with them, otherwise I am at a loss.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 05:59 PM

Hi gmobcc.
All Aptiva's originaly came with a sticker on the case identifying the model number.
Did a real quick search on the modem # you provided and near as I can tell it's an aptiva 2137 or 2139.
The factory sticker on those models will be on the bottom of the tower.
Take a look here at these cases
Just a couple other quick questions cause it's almost quitin' time.
What problem are you having when trying to install a new modem?
That modem comes in both PCI and the old ISA buses. (pci=white slots, ISA=black slots)
That's not an old ISA modem is it?
Look at the chipset on it. Do you see Lucent, etc?
There is another driver you could try here as well.
And finally, do you see any of the numbers on it shown here?

Edited by HitSquad, 27 March 2006 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2006 - 01:48 PM

>What problem are you having when trying to install a new modem?
>That modem comes in both PCI and the old ISA buses. (pci=white slots, ISA=black slots)
>That's not an old ISA modem is it?
>Look at the chipset on it. Do you see Lucent, etc?

Aparently IBM does not support older equipment drivers.

The original modem is uninstalled because everytime I reboot the computer start the modem installation wizard for an LT Win modem.

When I installed a brand new modem on the motherboard's PCI slot. It attemps to connect for about 5 seconds then it disconnects without a sound, then nothing happens. I did check all the settings but not the interrupts, don't know what to do with interrupts.

The original modem is an ISA model and there are two wires that connect to the motherboard. One looks like a sound cable, not sure what the other one is.

The chipset does say Lucent and GVS and a bunch of numbers which my research turned out empty except for the P/N

Like I mentioned before I found a driver associated with the modem's part number at DriverGuide.com. This driver turned out to be a update driver, therefore unusable.

Any other information or solution will be appreciated.

Edited by gmobcc, 28 March 2006 - 02:03 PM.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 02:39 PM

You are better off using an external modem instead of a win modem which is software driven.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Ca...c.asp?CatId=564

They are cheap enough.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:02 PM

Well it looks like I am going to have to stop trying to revive this one. The PC was more than 10 years old and the last time I attempted to boot, it crashed yet again. When even the manufacturer does not have drivers for it, then its time to give up. As of now it is on its way to a dumpster somewhere in South Louisiana.

I do thank you all for your information and support in trying to salvage it. There is always something to learn on this site.

Moderator please close this thread.

Thank you.

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