Modem drivers in HP Pavilion® dv6t
Installing modem drivers in HP Pavilion dv6t.
Computers and laptops have made our works a lot easier for us in everything from storing loaded data files to calculating the profit and loss etc. Laptops are the new face of computers that are a step further in making our work mobile. No matter where we are we can always carry our important files with our light and easy to carry laptops and work on the move. The company of HP has introduced a new dimension in the world of laptops by launching the latest HP Pavilion dv6t. Its great performance not only helps to add ease of use, but, its sleek and stylish look adds to your style statement and gives you an edge among your peers.
- Modem driver and its functions
- How to install Modem drivers
- Need for Modem drivers
Modem driver and its functions
One of the most important features of a computer or laptop is Internet. Due to the vast expanse of the World Wide Web, information on anything under the sun is literally accessible at our fingertips – as it is just a click away! The component that gives a laptop the key to the widespread virtual world is a small device called the modem. The modem is a device which modulates an analog carrier signal to encode digital information, and also demodulates such a carrier signal to decode the transmitted information. If your modem doesn’t work right, then the doors of the virtual world are closed for you and you cannot access what Internet has in store for you. This is when a modem driver comes to the picture. Modem drivers help your modem device work better. It improves the speed of connection and also solves connectivity problems to give you a better and smoother net experience.
How to install Modem drivers
To install a modem driver, you can insert the installation CD and follow the instructions accordingly. This is the best way because the CD gives you absolute information. But if the CD is unavailable after the modem is installed, you need to look up 'Found new hardware' to check if your operating system has identified the new modem. Once it identifies, it will automatically try to download and install the appropriate driver by itself. But, if it does not identify, it can be a little problematic affair. In such a case, you have to shut down your computer and taking out the modem from the PCI slot to find the manufacturer’s mark on it. On finding that, you have to go to the official website of the manufacturer and find the appropriate driver according to your operating system and modem model. Finally, install it onto your computer.
However, a modem does not necessarily need a driver to be installed differently. The driver that makes a modem work is already installed in it. It is known as Flash firmware. To install the modem in Windows, the driver is an .inf file that defines the modem's command set and other responses for Windows-TAPI applications. Connectivity problems are usually unaffected by the driver. The problem like poor connectivity and others could be caused due to connection errors in your area or because of improper installation of the modem. So before getting into the trouble of getting a modem driver do look out for these and make sure you don’t have any of these problems.