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plug and play won't install dsl modem

By stadon ·
how do i change the settings so the plug and play will recognize the usb dsl modem and not abort the install even though it installs the drivers for the modem

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by gbworld In reply to plug and play won't insta ...

Not sure why P&P is not working for this one. You can, however, circumvent P&P by going directly to the Add/Remove hardware applet (Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Add/Remove Hardware).

The manner is not as easy as P&P, but allows you toget around problems like this. You will have to select the type of device and install the driver. The next step is to go to "Network and Dial-Up Connections" (another control panel applet) and make sure the network settings are installed for this device. You use "Make New Connection" to do this.

It is most likely that your provider is using DHCP, since it is easier for them. If so, the wizard will be easy to run through and connect to the USB modem.

I also cannot overemphasize the necessity of checking for issues on the modem manufacturer's site, as they will have support documents for any common issues.

Gregory A. Beamer
MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

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by tbradley In reply to plug and play won't insta ...

At a more basic level, have you checked to ensure that USB is functioning.

BIOS level, you need to make sure that it is turned on

Settings-controlpanel-system-devicemanager, make sure USB is present, and not X'd or ?'d out.

Unplug the usb modem, and re-boot the machine. Plug the modem in, and see if windows detects it and lets you install the drivers without aborting.

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