Compaq Presario Modem Wave Device

Category: Network and Modems
Manufacturer: Compaq
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 24.43 MB
Operating System: Windows XP, 2000, 98, 2003, NT and ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 1997-11-13 / 1997

Windows device driver information for Compaq Presario Modem Wave Device

The Compaq Presario Modem Wave Device driver is designed to interface with audio hardware in the host machine. Usually the modem wave device is called upon by the Msystem, which is prompted by AT commands. Although windows usually have a modem wave driver, the user needs to install the version that corresponds with the Compaq Presario. As such, the manufacturer usually provides the user with the driver on purchase. The same can also be downloaded as freeware from the official Compaq website. Once the installation is complete and successful, the wave device enables the voice modem to receive and send audio to the host computer’s sound card through the system bus. This means that the user does not need to use a connection cable between the sound card and the modem. The installation of the Compaq Presario Modem Wave Device is mainly controlled by the .inf files that come with the modem. As such, any interference to the .inf files may prove problematic to the operations of the wave device.

Outdated Drivers?

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

The Compaq Presario Modem Wave Device driver installation requires the user to match the modem name exactly as it appears in the .inf files. This is because the .inf files specify the registry files made by the user. As such, the user needs to ensure that the computer’s registry is in good order in order to avoid performance problems. If not, the user may have to re-install windows. The Compaq Presario Modem Wave Device can only be used on voice modems. This means that modems that do not have voice capabilities such as data/fax modems or the data modems cannot benefit from the installation of the device. In windows 2000 and windows XP, windows may recognize the audio enabled modem but may fail to recognize the audio/wave device. Failure to do install the device driver may mean that the modem can easily access dial up internet, but cannot record the telephone calls made on the line. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Compaq Presario Modem Wave Device errors before installing any driver updates.