ell stated Bob !
"Marilyn and Bob" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
| I'm not sure you need any drivers. (Actually I believe that DSL modems and
| routers do not have drivers, but rather "firmware" which comes installed;
| and upgrades are flashed into the modem) My Westell 2200 did not come with
| a CD and worked right out of the box. Note that the 2200 is a combination
| Modem/Router (one port) and can be configured in several ways.
| I *assume* you can access the configuration settings through the USB port,
| but if you can't figure out how to do that connect it to an ethernet port
| (on your computer, if necessary) and from your browser put
| http://192.168.1.1 in the address window. This should get you into the
| configuration screen. Play around looking for the appropriate settings.
| Set it up for DHCP or PPPoE (depending on the type of interface Verizon is
| using in her area) and, if PPPoE insert the User Name and password in the
| boxes provided. Then (again if PPPoE) remove WinPoet (or if it is a new
| installation, do not install WinPoet). The router in the 2200 will handle
| the PPPoE protocol.
| The Ethernet card is a separate issue, but as long as she has a space PCI
| slot in the computer, I would go for it. I'm sure you can find a 10/100
| ethernet car for around $10. I've even seen ads for them for free after
| "Natty Bumppo" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
| news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
| >I know that Ethernet is a better option, but she doesn't have an
| > Ethernet port, and she doesn't want to spend money on this old
| > machine. Are you saying that, if I add an Ethernet port, then I
| > wouldn't need any drivers for the modem?
| > Natty
| > "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
| > news:<ONG8d.279$Ua.157@trndny06>...
| >> Use the Ethernet connection. It is more efficient and won't congest the
| >> 12Mb/s bandwidth of
| >> the USB v1.x on that Win98 platform.
| >> Dave
| >> "Natty Bumppo" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
| >> news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
| >> | A friend asked me to help a friend of hers set up Verizon DSL. By the
| >> | time I got there, they had the DSL Modem connected. When I started
| >> | going through the setup procedure, I realized that they didn't have
| >> | the Westell modem installation CD. They had already discarded the box
| >> | it came in, and they insisted there wasn't a CD in it, but who knows.
| >> | Anyway, the bottom line is, they don't have the CD and they need the
| >> | drivers. Naturally, I went to tech support on the Westell website,
| >> | but if you go to their particular model of modem, it simply says that
| >> | all tech support is provided through your ISP, blah, blah, blah, and
| >> | it didn't have the drivers for download. I tried calling Verizon
| >> | support on the phone, but I got fed up with the voice recognition
| >> | Help, which couldn't even recognize the word, "YES". I tried going to
| >> | the Verizon support web site, but again, it's an endless cycle of
| >> | irrelevant questions, and I couldn't find anywhere where you cou