Various dial-up modems compatible with Windows® 7
What are the various dial-up modems compatible with Windows 7?
Modems are the devices that modulate analog data for encoding digital signals. These devices are widely used in connection scenarios of computers with the Internet. Basically modems are of two kinds. They are, dial-up modems and broadband modems. Dial-up modems connects computers to the Internet by dialing a telephone number over a telephone connection. Broadband modems connect using a cable called the Digital Subscriber Line and offers higher speed Internet connectivity compared to dial-up modems. TAPI (Telephone Application Programming Interface) protocol is used in Windows to connect modems to the Internet through telephone lines.
Discussed below are some points related with compatible modems for Windows 7:
- Various modem drivers compatible with Windows 7
- Role of modem drivers
- System requirements
Various modem drivers compatible with Windows 7
Various modem drivers that are compatible with Windows 7 are Motorola SM56 software modem, modems from Sierra, Linksys, Verizon, D-Link and Zoom 3095. A complete list of broadband modem drivers that are compatible with Windows 7 are available at Windows 7 Compatibility Center website. You can also check the compatibility of third-party software on the website.
Role of modem drivers
Drivers are software programs that are intended for an interface between the Operating System and the hardware device. Modem drivers installed on computers and act as an interface between a Windows Operating System and modem devices. The efficient operation of a modem is guaranteed only with quality drivers. The updation of modem drivers is also recommended for better compatibility and use.
System requirements for modem devices and software require minimum system specifications. Operating System support from Windows is necessary. Compatibility should be checked before installing. An 128MB memory, 233MHz processor speed and a 250MB of free hard disk space is required for installing modem drivers on Windows 7. Most new generation computers are manufactured with in-built modem drivers.
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