Does NTL cable modem block 56K dialup modem?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Lem, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Lem

    Lem Guest

    I am trying to get my old 56K PCI modem working again. Seems as if my
    XP Pro/SP2 won't recognise the 56K modem.

    I get some message about an XP service not being on but 'Telephony' and
    'RPC' are running.


    After the 56K modem was last working, I installed NTL broadband with its
    Ambit modem attached to the PC using Ethernet.

    Is there anything which the NTL installation might have done to prevent
    the 56K card being recognised?
    Lem, Sep 17, 2006
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  2. Not in theory - if you can navigate to the connections panel, you should be
    able to see all your possible connections, so unless the NTL install deleted
    hardware it was superseding there should be no problem.

    OTOH many devices (e.g. Scanners, printers, modems etc.) require that you
    install software FIRST before plugging in the device.

    E.g. my camera. If I install its software then it comes up as a slide show
    etc., if not it is just an attached drive with jpegs on it (useful for
    emergencies at someone elses house).
    R. Mark Clayton, Sep 17, 2006
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