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PCI communication device drivers.

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Posted on Sunday, December 1, 2002 - 4:52 pm:   

Strange one this,to me anyway,
I have an old p.c. running early Win 98.
I have tried to install a modem to a pci slot.when booting up the p.c. finds a PCI communication device but will not find the drivers from Win 98 or from the drivers disk supplied with the modem.
I have tried a different modem taken from a P.C. that is running XP(which incidentally recognised it as a modem instantly and installed no problem),
But when the p.c. was booted it came up with aa PCI serial controller as recognised,not PCI communication device.
Again the p.c. would not find drivers from Win98 either!
SO I am confused as to why two different modems come up with two different descriptions,but drivers for either device cannot be found.
The first modem tried is a speedcom+ controllerless V.92 56K modem.
The second one is a 56K modem based on a Rockwell chipset.
Any constructive help would be gratefully received
Posted on Sunday, December 1, 2002 - 8:59 pm:   

Win98 and XP handle modem drivers differently obviously. Can you tell what chipset is used on the Speedcom? This could aid in finding a more friendly driver for Win98. The PCI Serial controller is hardware based I.E. serial port on the modem. The PCI communications device is a software based winmodem. Look on your drivers disk for an executable file to load the modem drivers for this device.
Posted on Sunday, December 1, 2002 - 9:01 pm:   

The Speedcom may be an Intel HAM modem.
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2002 - 2:23 pm:   

Thanks for the advice,got my head clear and found the drivers.The chipset is Intel.
Thanks again
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2002 - 10:15 pm:   

No problem!

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