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Networks What wrong with my network card?!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by XplicitContent, 13 Jul 2005.

  1. XplicitContent

    XplicitContent What's a Dremel?

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    I put in my network dial-up card in the bottom slot of my motherboard, pci slot. Put in the drivers cd, installed. Now, whenever I reboot, it tells me right up front that no modem was detected. So I checked the slot, and made sure it was in correctly and all the way. Everything is dandy, no noob about that stuff. But still nothing. If I put a phone line into it, i know nothing would happen as my current pc wouldnt remind me my modem isnt working because theirs no phone line it.

    My friend suggested that I put it into the highest pci slot, but I dont want to because that interfers with my video card and heat would be an issue. I have my sound card in the second bottom slot. My mobo has 5 pci slots and 1 agp.

    Help would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. trigger

    trigger Procrastinator

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    So it's a PCI modem not a NIC then? Try some different drivers, presuming its a winmodem, those things are often really choosy about their drivers.
     
  3. Boldar

    Boldar Minimodder

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    You may have dropped it into a "passive" slot when it needs a Bus Master slot, some mobos are a bitch for that. just try switching slots, you just might find it works in another.
     
  4. Haddy

    Haddy World Domination

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    You can atleast try it in the different slots to rule out that the modem isnt DOA...
     
  5. XplicitContent

    XplicitContent What's a Dremel?

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    Could someone explain to me about this 'passive' slot thing? Im curious and extending my knowledge in the pc world.

    Thanks.
     
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