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How to Install a Motorola® Modem

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Get to know more about resolving installation issues in Motorola modems.

The modem is a necessary device to connect to the Internet. The term modem is an abbreviation of modulation and demodulation. The device modulates analog signals to encode digital information and demodulate such signal to decode the transmitted information. Motorola is one of the famous modem manufacturers. The most commonly used models of Motorola are Motorola SBG1000, Motorola SBV5120, Motorola SB5100 etc. Motorola offers excellent range and bandwidth, DOCSIS 1.0 compliant, wired, and wireless, USB, and phone-line access, includes print server, detailed electronic manual etc. Modem, connecting devices and Software CD are included in the package. The CD contains the driver software and necessary applications for using the device.

Here we are going to discuss about the how to install Motorola modem, issues related to installation, and possible ways to fix the issues:

  • Installing modem
  • Issues and fixes
  • Using Motorola modem

Installing modem

First, unpack the Motorola modem and turn off the computer. Connect all the cables and related devices properly. Connect the phone code and LAN cables properly. After that, switch on the power supply. Wait for all the indicating lights to become steady. Then turn on the computer and follow the instructions to install the new device. Insert the driver CD if necessary. After finishing the setup perform a restart and then reset the modem. Right click on ‘My computer’ and click ‘properties’; open device manager and check whether the device is properly installed.

Issues and fixes

The installation might cause some problems; they are compatibility issues, Operating System issues, driver issues etc. If you are updating Operating System the new Operating System might not support modem driver. In such cases you have to update the modem driver from the device manager. Some third party software might cause software conflict with Motorola modem. In such cases you have to find the problem causing software and remove it completely from the computer. It is better to keep a back up of Operating System and important file before performing every step.

Using Motorola modem

After configuring Motorola modem and its connecting devices properly and installing the driver, you can start using the modem. You can create a dial up connection to connect to the Internet. The modem can also save your username and password. In such cases you can start using soon after all the indicating lights are ready. User manual and troubleshooting guide are included in the driver CD. Motorola modem is the best modem to use and it is user friendly. You can also contact Motorola service center for troubleshooting and installation help.

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