Modem Drivers in Windows® 7
Do you want to know the tips to install drivers for modem attached to Windows 7 based computer system?
The USB Modem is a type of wireless modem which connects a computer with the Internet. Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. It is modem that may be used with wireless networks such as CDMA EVDO and 1X. USB Modem may also store software, such as drivers so when installing USB model you just need to plug and play. It may be ideal for a single user to access the Internet through USB modem. USB is the connectivity bus of choice for modems and residential gateways, both as modem and Ethernet devices. The USB Modem driver is a component of the DriverCore product line. DriverCore may offer standard USB Drivers, allowing device manufacturers to expose a variety of native communication interfaces through USB to different operating system and platforms. It also supports multiple USB modems on separate physical USB devices as well as supports composite USB devices with multiple modem functions.
The following are the tips to install drivers for USB modem attached to Windows 7 operating system:
- Check your modem
- Install the driver
- Things to be kept in mind
Check your modem
Before drivers for USB modem attached to Windows 7 operating system, check the modem and make sure that it is connected to your computer's USB port. The modem must be powered on and then connected for proper driver installation. You may use a manufacturer's CD or DVD or you may directly download from website to install drivers for USB modem.
Install the driver
Insert the manufacturer's CD or DVD into your computer's optical drive. A set-up screen or wizard will appear and give you the option of installing the drivers for the software. Each manufacturer may have slightly different instructions for the installation process. You need to choose to install the drivers and software utilities, as the utilities may be needed for proper functioning modem. Also, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the driver installation. After the installation process, restart your computer.
Things to be kept in mind
Some manufacturer's driver installation packages may require you to leave the cable modem disconnected until you have started the driver installation. Other manufacturers may use Windows built-in USB drivers. Also, if you are downloading the driver from website, ensure that you are downloading from the manufacturer's website only. Also, make your system virus free.
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