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Modem drivers in HP ProBook® 6540b
What all you need to know about the modem drivers for HP ProBook 6540b Notebook PC?
ProBook 6540b is an economical laptop with some moderate features catered towards the needs of people who are looking for a notebook with above average features only. The support in installing the drivers and other tools by HP is readily available if you purchase one of their products. Modem drivers in ProBook 6540b can be installed easily with no hassles; however there are issues you need to take care of before you proceed to install them.
- What is a modem?
- Tips to install modem drivers in ProBook 6540b
- Things to keep in mind while doing so
What is a modem?
In simple words, modem is like a dialer in your notebook which dials the number of your server and connects you through it. After that, the modem also transmits data and encodes and decodes the data packets coming from your server. For connecting the Internet through dial-up connection, you need to have a modem. Drivers are easy to find or in some cases and Windows can install the drivers by itself. However, there are situations, when you are required to install the modem separately.
Tips to install modem drivers in HP ProBook 6540b
There are two ways to install modem drivers in ProBook 6540b. You need to have the drivers CD before you install the modem drivers. If you don’t have the drivers CD, then you can download the respective modem driver from the manufacturer’s website. When you have the driver, go to ‘Device Manager’ and click the list of drivers there. Here you will see the hardware being installed on your system. If you modem driver is installed, then you can see it in the hardware list, otherwise, you need to refresh the list and see if there is any driver which is not being installed. Also, you need to search for the yellow question mark icon in the hardware list, which means that the modem driver is not installed properly or is not installed at all. If you find such an icon, you should right click and update the driver. A new window will appear in which you can click ‘Browse’ and give the path of the driver.
There are two important things which you need to keep in mind while installing the modem drivers in ProBook 6540b. Firstly, while installing you should be confident enough that you are installing the modem driver which is fully compatible with your operating system. In some cases, the driver is installed but does not work due to incompatibility. Secondly, restart your ProBook 6540b after you are completed the installation so that the changes can take effect.