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12-26-01, 06:24 AM
We got a new XP for Christmas. Tried to use the XP native PPPOE with our old modem but it wants to use the wan miniport as a network connect out and won't seem to recognize the USB (Speedstream) modem as a device at all (even when I run the CD to load the drivers it says it cannot find the INF. section). Any ideas? Thanks!
Usb is not the best connection for broadband internet. The drivers are still messed up and i'm shure you'll get better performance and better speed if you use ethernet. You will need to buy a new nic. Most people like the $20 linksys one. Good luck.
12-26-01, 07:45 AM
Where do you even buy a new DSL modem that is not USB? Cost is over $200.00 plus new nic? Also, would be interested in what people think is a good external DSL ethernet modem. I was hoping to be able to use the USB modem which came with the SNET DSL package. The performance on our old 98SE machine wasn't that bad. But if I can't even get it to work on the XP machine, I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and go to a new modem. All ideas/feedback appreciated. Thanks.
if your dsl modem has not ethernet port then don't go buy a new one. Just wait for one of the dsl experts.:)
12-26-01, 12:33 PM
It took me about a day to get my USB DSL modem (Alcatel) to work with XP. Takes a lot of fiddlin!
Try uninstalling it all the way, then install it with updated drivers.
12-27-01, 06:35 AM
Thanks for your idea. I went home and got a dialup connection going, downloaded the Efficient latest drivers from their site (though I had forgotten how much slower the dialup is!) and then reinstalled. This time when I manually set up the broadbank connection through WinXP, everything went perfectly and we're back on the DSL, and while I have not done a speedtest yet, I think it's running faster. Thanks again. Next I try to network with our old 98SE box and try to internet share from the XP box.
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