Resolve Modem Problems in Windows® 7
Discuss about the modem related problems encountered on Windows 7-based PC and the techniques to fix the problems.
Modems are devices that are connected to the computers for the purpose of networking with the help of routers and other networking equipment. A modem includes both; the dial-up modems and the broadband modems. The modems specify the speed of Internet connections. The software modems are also available today for using on systems like the hardware modem devices. The modems installed on the Windows 7-based computer systems may cause some issues with the software at any point of time while working. The cause of the issue would be incompatibility with Windows 7. The issue might result in slow connection, intermittent connection, poor working of peripheral devices, etc. The modem some times might not be visible on Windows 7-based system.
Discussed below are some techniques to fix modem problems in Windows 7-based computer systems:
- Plug in cables correctly
- Verify modem driver
- Check compatibility with Windows 7
Plug in cables correctly
The computer, router and the modem are the devices that are connected together for the purpose of networking. The correct hardware connection should be enabled between the three devices. It may result in occurrence of issues even if the sequence of turning on the devices is altered. Do not connect the modem with network adapter port found on the computer. The user should only be plugged to the Ethernet cable into the network port even if the ports are looking similar to modem cable.
Verify modem driver
Open the 'Control Panel' window from 'Start' menu and select the 'System and maintenance' option. Then, choose the 'Device Manager' option. Check whether the modem is listed on the page or not. If not, download and install a modem driver for the device from official or reliable third-party websites based on Windows 7 operating system and the model of modem connected. If the modem device is present in the 'Device Manager' option, then check the status of component by right clicking on the option. If the modem is not working, then update the driver software.
The new modem devices manufactured by the developers are equipped with the functionality to work with newly released Windows 7 operating system by Microsoft Corporation. The logo that indicates the compatibility with Windows 7 would be present on all latest modem types. The user should purchase such devices, and before installing the drivers for modem devices should check the compatibility with Windows 7.
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