new 56k isa modem?

new 56k isa modem?

Post by Ron Hardi » Sun, 17 Sep 2006 09:48:35


My ISA modem (lucent chipset, 56k) is showing distressing signs
of impending demise. Is there a good source of new ISA modems
that win95 will approve of?


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new 56k isa modem?

Post by MasterBlas » Sun, 17 Sep 2006 20:49:02


"Ron Hardin" wrote


If you were up here (Canada, eh), I'd give you one out of my box of
spares, or send you over to Cal's on Grandview Highway. Even the
half-stripped old systems I find in their dumpster usually still have the
modem, cause *nobody* uses ISA anymore :-)

But you're not here, and I have no idea what used computer stores you
have down in (Pataskala?), O-Hi-O.

 
 
 

new 56k isa modem?

Post by Ron Hardi » Sun, 17 Sep 2006 22:14:52


Alas, you need not only the card but the driver.

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new 56k isa modem?

Post by Mike Wals » Mon, 18 Sep 2006 00:18:57


When I bought my last motherboard a few years ago I got one with ISA slots so I could use my trusty old ISA modem and sound card. My modems have are now in my parts box but I still use ISA sound cards.
Motherboards with ISA slots are still available, mainly because many companies have old proprietary ISA cards that they want to use.


You don't need a driver for a modem. You do need a driver for the COM port that the modem is attached to. Since ISA modem cards include a standard COM port, drivers are not a problem. What some people think are modem drivers are simply configuration utilities.

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Mike Walsh
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