What wired DSL Modems have Vista 64-bit drivers?


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Blithe

I have visited & searched many sites but have unable to find a wired 64-bit
DSL modem that is Vista certified or ready.

Strange! Even the Microsoft Vista hardware compatibility list has no
category for 'modems' in the drop down filtering menu. I used the 'All'
category and then looked by model name and manufacturer names & still found
no wired dsl modem listed - either certified or 'ready' for 64-bit Vista.
What am I missing?

Note: I am preparing to clean install Vista Ultimate 64-bit on a new PC with
no OS & I want to avoid easily anticipated installation problems. Currently
I run with an ATT supplied SpeedStream 4100 DSL modem. ATT Support simply
says it will connect & that a driver should already be on the Vista DVD.
(How reassuring!) However, I want to replace my old DSL modem.

Question (to current Vista x64 wired broadband modem users who are satisfied
with their Internet connection & modem speed):

What make & model wired DSL modem ought I to be considering? I would prefer
ones that Microsoft has certified with 64-bit Vista drivers.

Many thanks - Blithe
 
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Bob Willard

Blithe said:
I have visited & searched many sites but have unable to find a wired 64-bit
DSL modem that is Vista certified or ready.

Strange! Even the Microsoft Vista hardware compatibility list has no
category for 'modems' in the drop down filtering menu. I used the 'All'
category and then looked by model name and manufacturer names & still found
no wired dsl modem listed - either certified or 'ready' for 64-bit Vista.
What am I missing?

Note: I am preparing to clean install Vista Ultimate 64-bit on a new PC with
no OS & I want to avoid easily anticipated installation problems. Currently
I run with an ATT supplied SpeedStream 4100 DSL modem. ATT Support simply
says it will connect & that a driver should already be on the Vista DVD.
(How reassuring!) However, I want to replace my old DSL modem.

Question (to current Vista x64 wired broadband modem users who are satisfied
with their Internet connection & modem speed):

What make & model wired DSL modem ought I to be considering? I would prefer
ones that Microsoft has certified with 64-bit Vista drivers.

Many thanks - Blithe

DSL modems and cable modems are insensitive to the OS running on the PCs
which use those modems. I.e., the OS does not include drivers for those
external modems which are connected to the PCs via (wired or wireless)
Ethernet links.
 
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Blithe

I'll be d____d! Thanks Bob. So that's what I missed? How - with all that
mountain of info out there? With all the Googling I've done for days, I
found no hint, or disclosure, or white paper, or forum comment hit, that
suggested dsl modem "Vista ready" is an irrelevant phrase. What Alice in
Wonderland hole did I fall into that everybody else avoided? Curiouser and
curiouser!

Am I to assume that a 32-bit driver for a DSL modem (which I found mentioned
in one tech support knowledge base) serves no purpose except to label the
name of the particular modem for display in Windows OS hardware manager?
What a waste of time I put myself through.

Thanks again.

Blithe
 
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Ralphinator

Blithe said:
I'll be d____d! Thanks Bob. So that's what I missed? How - with all
that
mountain of info out there? With all the Googling I've done for days, I
found no hint, or disclosure, or white paper, or forum comment hit, that
suggested dsl modem "Vista ready" is an irrelevant phrase. What Alice in
Wonderland hole did I fall into that everybody else avoided? Curiouser
and
curiouser!

Am I to assume that a 32-bit driver for a DSL modem (which I found
mentioned
in one tech support knowledge base) serves no purpose except to label the
name of the particular modem for display in Windows OS hardware manager?
What a waste of time I put myself through.

Thanks again.

Blithe

Some DSL and Cable modems have a USB connection. if you use that, then yes
you need drivers. If you use the wired ethernet connection, you do not need
any drivers. Also, if your DSL or cable modem has a built in wireless
router, and you connect wirelessly, you also do not need a driver.

Kinda makes you smart ass remark sound really stupid now, doesn't it???
 
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Ron\(Tx\)

Blithe said:
I have visited & searched many sites but have unable to find a wired
64-bit
DSL modem that is Vista certified or ready.


Note: I am preparing to clean install Vista Ultimate 64-bit on a new PC
with
no OS & I want to avoid easily anticipated installation problems.
Currently
I run with an ATT supplied SpeedStream 4100 DSL modem. ATT Support simply
says it will connect & that a driver should already be on the Vista DVD.
(How reassuring!) However, I want to replace my old DSL modem.

Question (to current Vista x64 wired broadband modem users who are
satisfied
with their Internet connection & modem speed):

Many thanks - Blithe

I also have the SS4100 DSL modem. I set the modem up with my
username/password so that the modem does the connection. That is feeding
into a SS router that acts as a hardware firewall. The SS router is feeding
a Microsoft wireless router. Any computer, regardless of OS can connect if
I supply them with the password and enter there mac address into the mac
filter. Set up the modem and don't worry about the OS.
Ron
 

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