Windows® 7 modem settings
Configuration of modem settings in a Windows 7-based computer and tips to resolve issues that can occur
Changing the modem setting can stop the modem from operating in a correct manner until the settings are restored. The 'Advanced Modem Settings' screen is accessible from the 'Advanced' button on the 'Modem Settings' screen. The settings available from the 'Modem Settings' screen are protocol-based, that, is some modems might support more than one on the wire protocol. The options might be during dialing, and set-up, or on continuously. Speaker Volume options are low, medium and high. Flow control options might be hardware, software or none. It is advised to leave this on hardware unless the modem vendor states otherwise. Sometimes you might need to change these settings because your modem speed is usually optimally set up for 115200 bits per second. If your port is set-up at 9600 bps by default, the Internet speed might decrease.
The following points discuss issues related to modem settings in a Windows 7-based computer:
- Outdated modem driver
- Resource conflict
- Tips to resolve the issue
Outdated modem driver
Many modem issues might be often related to using an old or outdated modem driver. Because of this, you need to verify that you are using the most current driver for your modem. Otherwise you might encounter problem while setting your modem. Also if the installed driver is the not correct driver for your modem, then also you might be able to set your modem for your system.
If your modem is set to use the same resources as another device in your computer, there might occur a resource conflict, and either or both of the devices might not work due to this. Resource settings that a standard modem uses might include an input/output (I/O) address and an IRQ. In addition to this, Windows-only modems also frequently use a direct memory access (DMA) setting in your computer.
To have an updated driver, you will have to contact the manufacturer of the modem to inquire about the availability of a new or updated modem driver. According to that you might set your modem. You can use Device Manager in order to determine if there is a resource conflict. If there is a resource conflict that prevents one device from working, an exclamation point in a yellow circle is displayed for the device in your device manager.
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