I have a Compaq that I am parting out here and I am trying to use the modem in my other
PC. Plug and play doesn't detect it at all in my other PC but in the compaq it comes up
"UNKNOWN DEVICE". I can add it in add new hardware but it doesn't work properly.
I am really broke so I would prefer to get it to work rather than go out and buy one.
The modem needs to be caller ID compatible as well and I have bought a lot of crap out there that doesn't do too well with caller ID.
I have the drivers but it still won't work on this PC.
I just got an e-mail back from someone else
who I saw was having the same trouble.
His text is as follows
I never did get that Compaq modem to work. I found on one of their websites some statement that actually said that it was a proprietary modem and would only work in Compaq's--perhaps screwing up your system if you removed it. I would just leave it in the computer and install a new modem in another slot. I think that slot is only good for the Compaq modem. If you removed it and your computer still works fine, don't worry about it. The bottom line is...that was a poor way for Compaq to design that system and the modem isnt good for anything else. Its a waste.