I am trying to setup Virgin Broadband on a win98 PC with an Ethernet card. I have broadband already, this is just to get a friends PC setup while around my place. I have installed the Ethernet card OK, but the PCI communication device needs drivers. Am I right in believing this is the Virgin modem ? I have downloaded drivers for this on my PC and need better advice as to if this is what I need, or if I have it all wrong.....again. Many thanks
Joe R, The modem is not showing up in Device manager. There is a Modem V90 showing on the PC case, and System Properties tells me no PC Card sockets are installed. The device manager tells me the PCI Card/Desktop Network PCI Card is working OK with drivers loaded.
octal, I get nothing, the PC is not set up for broadband. In device manager Other Devices shows a PCI Communication device with a yellow question mark. Is that the Virgin Modem (that is not a modem technically apparently) That was my original query, does that device need the drivers I have downloaded ? I thought it might prove an error to install unrequired drivers willy nilly
I'm Not sure what Modem you have. I am with V M, latterly Telewest, On a single PC setup I connect the modem to the PC's network card with Cat5 cable, not USB. and the Modem doesn't show on the PC's Device manager. What you are seeing as "Communication device" would appear to be either a Network card or a dial up modem that are missing drivers. My system has never required drivers for the Cable modem even when I was using Win98. Assuming all net card drivers are installed. Power OFF everything. Then with everything connected,Modem to PC network card, Power on the modem and WAIT until all lights are on and steady. wait a further 30 seconds minimum, before booting PC, once booted allow 30 seconds before trying to go online.