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Installing modem in ibm thinkpad

By reef2 ·
Boy has anybody ever done this.I can't get it to see it have just installed drivers system says modem is there no conflicts but it is dead.This is win 95 run on a IBM Thinkpad 760el with no cd-rom drive.So I have been busy on the Ibm site reloading everything I could find.Splitting files.I should mention that this is a PCMCIA modem,sound blaster.Also there are no client drivers installed.Allmost acts like the port is dead.Have installed it to com port 3 am I suppose to disable com 3 on this like you do a desktop? And if so how the Bios to me is weird.Give me a desktop any day.Any help on this would be appreciated.And that stupid card director says there is a card in there but not which one.
Jeff
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by tbradley In reply to Installing modem in ibm t ...

The problem you have is a 3 step process.

First, you have to load the PCMIA socket services. This enables the laptop to control cards inserted in the PCMIA slot, yet does not prevent the computer from detecting devices installed. It controls power etc...

Second, the PCMIA card services have to be loaded. This gives the laptop software control over the devices, wether they be modems, flash ram, nic cards etc. In mine, they are called Card Bus Controllers, and
take care of the IRQ assignment

Third, the modem drivers themselves have to be loaded, with the IRQ matching that of the
socket/slot the card is loaded into.

Yep... notebooks are a strange breed, but I'd be lost without mine...

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by OverClocker In reply to Installing modem in ibm t ...

Try going to Control Panel and then to PCMCIA Properties. It should show your modem as active. If not, you may need to install the PCMCIA drivers and then remove and reinstall your modem from Control Panel / System. Then, check System again to ensure that your modem has no IRQ or I/O Range conflicts.

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