Driver for Dial-Up Modem
What is dial-up modem? Discuss the methods to install drivers for dial-up modem.
Modems are the devices that are helpful to users while dialing a connection to the Internet. Dial-up modems are among the modem devices that are available today for the purpose of connecting computers to Internet. The dial-up modems are the devices that are responsible for the dial up connection between the Internet and the user system. The dial-up modem is available both as external devices and as an internal component included of the systems. The dial-up modems use the support of telephone lines for connecting to the network. The transmission speed of dial-p networks is less than broadband connections. But,the user can increase the speed of communication through the use of modems that provides more speed for the connection. The modems require the driver software support to work along with the user computers.
Discussed below are the points related to the installation of drivers for a dial-up modem:
- Update through device manager option
- Install updates from driver website
- Use software for updating driver
Update through device manager option
Click on 'Start' menu and right click on 'My computer' option. Then, select the 'Manage' option from the menu. In the computer management window, click on 'device manager' option at the left side of the window. A list of hardware that are connected to the system would appear on the window. From the list of options, the user should choose the dial-up modem device that is included in the computer. Expand the 'Operating System' option by clicking on the '+' sign. Now, right click on the name of modem device mentioned there and select 'Properties' option. In the 'Driver' tab in 'Properties' window, the user should click on 'Update' button for updating the modem driver.
Install updates from driver website
Another method to update the driver of dial-up modem is the installation of updates from websites. The driver software website or the modem device manufacturer website provides the user with an option to update the driver installed on the system. For that purpose, the user should navigate to those websites and search for available updates. Install the updates that are matching the driver software on the system.
The various software tools like Driver Manager or Driver Detectives are capable of updating the drivers installed on the system automatically. The user can use such tools for the purpose of updating the drivers of dial-up modem. Windows Operating Systems are provided with the utility that updates the drivers and other software on the system automatically and can even notify the users about the available updates while the system is connected to the Internet.
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