Windows® 7 USB modem driver
The importance of USB modem drivers in a Windows 7 computer and tips for their installation
Windows 7 operating system is very fast, more responsive, has an improved taskbar and provides full-screen previews. Microsoft has included the accessibility features in Windows 7 with improved speech recognition and a new magnifier utility with full-screen and lens-mode views. USB is the connectivity bus of choice for modems and residential gateways, both as modem and Ethernet devices. The USB modem is a type of wireless modem which connects a computer with Internet over a USB port. In order to use the USB modem, you need to install the USB modem driver in your system.
The following are the issues related to the installation of USB modem drivers in a Windows 7-based system:
- Incompatible driver
- Presence of virus
- Tips to install driver
The USB modem driver which is installed in your PC, needs to be compatible with the operating system and computer configuration. The compatibility of the modem driver saves the time for network connection and enhances the functioning of the modem device. So if the driver being installed is not compatible, the installation process might not complete properly. You might get some error messages while installing the USB modem driver if the system does not support the driver.
Presence of virus
Due to virus or any other malware programs in your system, it might create issues while installing the USB modem drivers in your system. Due to these viruses, you might not be able to continue the installation process and you might get stuck in between the process. Also after installing the driver, if these viruses are there, they might corrupt the driver files and the modem might stop working.
To ensure the compatibility you need to check the speed of data transfer in your network. The modem driver could be installed through the driver CD. If the drivers are not available, you might depend on websites. While downloading the drivers ensure that the drivers are of correct type. Also ensure that your system is free from virus. If you could not scan the system, the driver file installed might be attacked by these harmful viruses. As a result it decreases the performance of the modem drivers. So it is essential to remove the virus using security software.
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