View Full Version : Installing modem on Win XP

15-03-2003, 07:26 AM
I cannot access the internet after installing a Microsoft Patch, which is now uninstalled.
The Modem is on com3, but when I 'remove' it and try to re-install it there is only com1 and com2 available.
How can I add a port, or how can I get the modem on port 3 again?

Susan B
15-03-2003, 09:05 AM
Do a search on the forum for "com3" and you will find quite a few posts regarding this. It sounds like you need to install the drivers for your modem.

15-03-2003, 03:41 PM
All ok now. Do yourself a favour, don't load Windows XP Service Packs, It changes the modem driver.....If this happens reload the modem with the correct driver and all will be well!


Susan B
15-03-2003, 07:14 PM
> Do yourself a favour, don't load Windows XP Service Packs

I would disagree with that. Having to reinstall the modem drivers is a small price to pay for the added security that upgrading to SP1 gives you.

Glad to hear that you sorted it out though. :-)