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using modem card,not one built in

By T Mike ·
have a tecra 510cdt...using internal modem I get a big 28kbps...(ok QUIT laughung...people still use these,for a minute!)
gal friend handed me a pcmbia(??)-viking 56K,w/no external cords...how do i hook it up,will i need to 'remove' the internal touse this viking card??If so,how do ya do that??
Also...how do you old board pros suggest handling awarding the points if 8 people give the same correct answer?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to using modem card,not one ...

well, you probably can have both modems installed but i would disable the internal one. you will need to enter BIOS setup and look for something that looks like the modem to disable. if you can't find it, try disabling com2. test as you go for the expected result...
you enter setup by watching the black screen at boot, usually pressing the del or f10 key when prompted...
to get the pcmcia card installed, you need to go the card mfg website and download the drivers for your model card...or trywww.driversguide.com for the driver. if you need help getting the driver in, write back. after the driver is installed, reboot with the pcmcia card inserted and listen for the happy tones you want to hear when windows finds and initializes the card...if you don't get the tones, you don't have the driver installed right...or else your Card services are messed up (the support software for pcmcia cards in windows). if you have problems, check in device manager for banged or question marked entries...and write back...good luck
after you get the modem installed, you will need to configure the properties of your dial-up connection to use the new modem so check that out...

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by TheChas In reply to using modem card,not one ...

The only thing I would add to Sgt_Shultz posting is that if you are going to disable the built-in modem, you should first go to Control Panel / Modems and remove that modem from there.

As long as you have Dial-Up-Networking version 1.4 installed,you should not have any problems with both modems installed.

You will need to find a "dongle" cable for that specific modem before you can use it.

If you look at the outside edge of the card, you should see a small connector. This is where youplug the dongle cable.

One more note on PCMCIA cards, you need to use the card icon in the system tray and disable the card before removing the card while Windows is running.

As to awarding Tech Points for multiple answers, this is from the Technical Q&A FAQ:

Please also note that if you select more than one acceptable answer, the total number of TechPoints you assigned to the question will be evenly distributed.

So, with 250 points, if you rate 8 answers as acceptable, each peer would get 31 points.

Chas

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by T Mike In reply to using modem card,not one ...

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by fred07 In reply to using modem card,not one ...

All above is correct and I add that you should download the drivers to your HD before you disconect or disable your current modem. I have had clients do just that.

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by T Mike In reply to using modem card,not one ...

thanks to ya all !!

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