Fitting 56K external modem when internal broadband modem is already installed.

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Cycle, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Cycle

    Cycle Guest

    If a computer is fitted with an internal broadband modem, can a 56K
    external modem (fitted to a serial port) be used without any problems?
    This is where broadband is not available yet but may be shortly, hence
    the use of a 56K modem in the short term. Do you just install the
    external 56K modem as though the internal broadband item was not there?

    Cycle, Nov 19, 2003
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  2. Cycle

    Phöènix Guest

    I have frequently used my USB 56k modem without problems alongside my ADSL
    internal. Usually when the ADSL is disconnected but also even when it is

    The 'hot swap' functionality of the USB modem may make a difference as to
    convenience but I would be surprised if someone can tell us there is any
    other significant difference to your serial modems functionality.
    Phöènix, Nov 19, 2003
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  3. Cycle

    ß Ø ® G Guest

    yep I have a modem fitted to my comp to use as a fax machine, no
    problems at all

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    ß Ø ® G, Nov 19, 2003
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    Cycle Guest

    Thanks for the help.

    Cycle, Nov 19, 2003
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    Pete Guest

    1] Identify which port your internal modem is on.

    2] Connect the External Modem to the Serial Port with the PC OFF.

    3] SW on - auto detect will find it and assign IRQ you will be asked
    for the driver info etc.

    4] COM 1 / COM 2 are hardware [I/O] so your external will be located
    on either. If your inernal is allocated to either of these ports then
    it needs to be re assigned to either Com 3/4 [Software Port]

    Pete, Nov 20, 2003
  6. Cycle

    Phöènix Guest

    Does your internal ADSL modem require a COM port?
    Phöènix, Nov 20, 2003
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    kqr Guest

    No My internal is not ADSL
    kqr, Nov 21, 2003
  8. Cycle

    Phöènix Guest

    Are you Pete? If so I think you may find your instructions inappropriate for
    the OPs configuration. They certainly would not apply to my similar
    Phöènix, Nov 21, 2003
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