Category: Network & Modems
Manufacturer: 3Com Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 20.41 MB
Operating System: Windows 98/ Me/ NT/ 2000/ XP
Release Date: 01 Jan 2001
Before installing the 3Com ADSL PCI Modem LAN/RFC1483 for Windows 2000, make sure that you have the required driver specifically made for this operating system. If not, download the pci.exe if you want the modem to run on Windows 2000. Since 2000 shares identical core code with Windows XP, you may run pci.exe and install the driver needed for Windows 2000. Extract the Setup within the pci.exe. The PCI modem should be specified and the driver should be correctly defined in able to install the COM port needed for the modem. It is different with Windows operating system since it should be a plug-and-play. The 3Com ADSL PCI Modem LAN/RFC1483 (Win 2000) driver should be installed properly because if not, it may create a problem in the loading processes of the modem driver (Windows XP / 2000 / Me/98).
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Internal modems are generally PCI cards, not ISA slots. The PCI provides a reliable interface, since PCI bus surmounts the DOS / Intel x86 architecture. The PCI bus permits in sharing and solving various conflicts that would appear with ISA. 3Com ADSL PCI Modem LAN/RFC1483 (Win 2000) is presented with a driver that offers a connection between the classic COM ports and the new PCI bus. The required driver allows the operating system to identify the modem as a non-standard IRQ with classic COM port. The driver needed can be downloaded along with other PCI drivers. According to the publisher, the file name 3COM_3CP3617_pci.zip can be used for the following modems; 3Com ADSL PCI Modem LAN / RFC1483 (Win 2000), 3Com ADSL PCI Modem Dialup / PPP (Win ME), Modem LAN / RFC1483 (Win 95), Modem LAN / RFC1483 (Win 98), and 3Com ADSL PCI Modem LAN / RFC1483 (Win ME). It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Com ADSL PCI Modem LAN/RFC1483 (Win 2000) errors before installing any driver updates.