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Won't detect USR external modem

By paradox
Mar 5, 2002
  1. Why Won't My External Modem Work???

    i have a us robotics sportster 56k external modem (005686, model 0459)... windows won't even detect it... the serial port's fine... i have the right drivers... i have the modem connected to com 2 via 25 pin male to 25 pin female (the modem has a 25 pin female connector on it) anyone know anything about this modem? i've seen people across the internet with probs with this modem, but no one seems to have any solutions

    com 2 (what i'm trying to use) is enabled in bios, and works fine in windows (no conflicts)

    there is no "assign irq for modem", or anything similar in my bios (Asus P5A-B)

    THE MAIN PROBLEM IS THAT WINDOWS WON'T DETECT THE MODEM... IF IT WAS A SIMPLE CONFLICT PROBLEM, WINDOWS SHOULD AT LEAST DETECT THE MODEM
     
  2. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 189

    You did check your serial port is enabled in bios? (probably). Have you tried adding it manualy?

    More info on what you have done already could be useful.
     
  3. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    Make sure your serial port's irq isnt conflicting with another irq.
     
  4. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Depending on your board & bios, there is a "assign irq for modem" which is for externals
     
  5. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 223

    I faced a problem like this before

    My USB modem has conflict with my PCI sound card, both used the same IRQ 9. Solution? I removed my sound card. :D :D :eek:
     
  6. Rolfman

    Rolfman TS Enthusiast Posts: 125

    even thou this post is from 2002...
    the cable is supossed to 25 to 9 pin cable.
     
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