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#1 Mark Lewis

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 09:35 PM

How can I find out the manufacturer of my modem? I have an old computer, that the original manufacturer does not have any records of anymore. I've had to format my HDD several time, but have lost the CD that contains the driver for the modem. Right now, I just have the Standard Modem 56K installed, but the driver date is from 1999. I need to find out the manufacturer of the modem, so I might be able to get updated drivers.

I have a PII333 with 192MB RAM and Win 98.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 12:46 AM

There are several things that you can do, you could pull the card out to see what you have, or you could download Everest Home Edition which if you click on computer and scroll down the list you will find your modem, or you could just spend $10 - $15 and purchase a new one, here's one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16825130005

If you want to download Everest here's the link.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 01:51 AM

The Everest Home 1.51 program will give you the most information, but I have a couple of system utilities you may find useful.

Start> Run> msinfo32
Start> Run> dxdiag

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 07:11 AM

There are several things that you can do, you could pull the card out to see what you have

That's always been the most reliable way.
Get the chipset name and numbers as well as the fcc id numbers.
The problem with third party software like everest is it pulls info from installed drivers.
Windows may mis-identify the HW yet install drivers that will work, hence, you get the wrong info.
Everest is good utility provided everything is installed correctly to start with.
Call me old school but it's the only way I do it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:20 AM

There are several things that you can do, you could pull the card out to see what you have

That's always been the most reliable way.
Get the chipset name and numbers as well as the fcc id numbers.
The problem with third party software like everest is it pulls info from installed drivers.
Windows may mis-identify the HW yet install drivers that will work, hence, you get the wrong info.
Everest is good utility provided everything is installed correctly to start with.
Call me old school but it's the only way I do it. :thumbsup:


Yeah, I have tried a couple of the downloadable software, such as Everest, but all the told me was that I had a Standard Modem. *L*

I guess I'll hafta take my modem out and give it a look. Thanks y'all! :flowers:




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