[24hoursupport] Modem

  • From: "Jim Harris" <hhlake@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 14:04:00 -0600

Hello all!

I am running win 98 on a pentium 166 w/64 mb ram. I bought an old, (but new in 
box) Compaq/Microcom 510 plug & play serial/parallel external modem.

I installed the modem on com2 (my only external port) as a serial modem. I 
cannot use it as a parallel modem for other reasons.

The modem worked fine after install and got on the net quickly, but after 
disconnect and trying to re-connect, IE5 says "cannot find modem". I click 
modems in control panel and go to diagnostics and get "port already open" 

I remove and re-install the modem and once more it gets on the net. On 
disconnect the pattern repeats.

I cannot turn off the modem, (no switch) except by unplugging its power supply, 
but this doesn't help

Any advice is appreciated, even a DOS batchfile to close com 2. Thanks, 

Jim Harris

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