Installing modem drivers in HP ProBook® 5310m
Installing modem drivers in the HP ProBook 5310m.
HP has always made an impact on its users with their incredible products and features. The HP ProBook 5310m is no exception. It can have different types of Operating Systems on it including Windows 7, Windows XP Linux and Windows Vista. Its wireless technology will help you to cover all your network needs with its faster access to the Internet. If the modem that you use has a hardware controller, it does not require drivers for it to work. The driver that makes a modem work is called flash firmware. It is an ‘.inf’ file that understands the modem commands. On the other hand, if your modem does not have this, then you need to install one.
Things to be followed and tips to be remembered while installing modem drivers in HP ProBook 5310m are:
- Know the location
- Phone and modem options
- Add hardware
- Original drivers
Know the location
In the Control Panel, enter the location that you use while dialing phone numbers. Enter the appropriate location in that window that comes up. That is called the location information window. Usually, if you obtain a connection by dialing a number, then that must be put down correctly at the right place and click the ‘OK’ button.
Phone and modem options
Opt for the modem tab and check whether the modem you are using in your HP ProBook 5310m, is displayed in the list that has come up. If your modem is installed, then you can go ahead with the process of configuring the network software section. If not, click on the ‘Add Hardware’ wizard.
Your Operating System in the HP ProBook 5310m will start searching for your modem as you click the ‘Next’ button in ‘Add Hardware’. As your modem gets detected, a window will open, showing that new hardware has been found by the Operating System. You can install the modem and then a message called ‘hardware installed and ready to use’ will be displayed. If your installation is successful, then a message will be shown, informing that the installation was successful. Click ‘Finish’ and the wizard will close.
Always check with the manufacturer before you install any new external device or driver on your HP ProBook 5310m notebook. This is because it is only the official website of the manufacturer who can suggest the correct drivers for your system. You can also go through the reviews given by other users and select the best one after reading all the opinions.