I want to connect to the internet using my modem.

  The Dazza 21:29 15 May 2005

I came into possesion of an old pentium II machine full of viruses. It also had windows 98 on it. I successfully reformated that hard drive and installed win 2000. Today I have made the machine windows xp and am unable to get my machine to connect to the internet, a problem I had on the 2000 operating system too. Basically when I look in the dial-up connection properties the connect using box says "Modem-unavailable device (COM1). Inside the machine is an old style modem port & modem and I've looked at the actual modem which says on it ETAL P3146 Rockwell RCVDL - 56ACFW/SP R6771-22. How can I get this thing to connect to the internet via it's modem as the person that owned the machine before I managed to connect to the internet fine - same modem.

  Tubster 21:32 15 May 2005

Buy a new modem, it's highly unlikely xp has the drivers for this modem or that you can download compatible ones

  woodchip 21:35 15 May 2005

You will need Win2000 drivers but may not get any it's old. But may run with 98

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