Every third party device that is attached to or installed in your computer needs to be able to communicate with your operating system. These devices do this using a small software program called a driver and every device has its own specific driver that recognizes and works with the particular device in question.
From this it follows that the modem driver is software that enables your computer to use the modem to connect to the internet.
It does so when you click on the browser icon on your desktop, as this makes the Windows operating system send a connection command to the modem, which is translated into a format that the modem ‘understands’ by the driver program.
How To Update Modem Drivers
Whatever you do, repairing and updating a damaged driver can unfortunately be a long drawn out and somewhat tedious process, but fortuneately, it is one that you don't necessarily HAVE to go through.
To update or repair your modem driver you can download this handy 'Driver Updater' utility free. This utility will not only update your modem drivers, but it will update every driver on your system automatically so you can have piece of mind.
Modem Driver Problems
If the modem driver is not functioning properly, you can be beset by problems, ranging from a simple inability to establish an internet connection to something far more inconvenient like the dreaded ‘blue screen of death’. That of course means that you have to keep restarting your computer and that can very quickly become a major nuisance.
So, when you appear to have problems making a connection through your modem, the first thing to confirm is that it is properly connected in the way that it should be. This will be especially appropriate if the modem in question is a brand new one.
Check that the driver that you have installed is the correct one, and do not automatically assume that just because a driver was on the original CD with the device that it is necessarily the correct one! Why? because Windows updates regularly and you most likely have the out dated driver.
And, if neither of those basic solutions works, then you need to start searching elsewhere.
It is always important that the drivers that you are currently using are the latest version. Most manufacturers upgrade driver software at least once a year, and when they do so, they usually iron out a lot of the bugs from previous versions. Thus it is that having the latest spec driver can often fix problems on its own.
Check the ‘Device Manager’ from the ‘Control Panel’ of your machine (followed by ‘System’, ‘Hardware’ and then ‘Device Manager’) to see what that tells you. The Manager will often tell you that there is a specific driver problem, and you may be able to use the ‘Troubleshooter’ utility to attempt to fix it.
Try starting your machine in ‘safe mode’ (in which case none of the third party drivers are functional) and remove the driver that is causing the problems. Then try re-installing the latest driver version to see if that does the trick.
If it does not, I know of situations with modem driver software where going back to an older version of the driver software has repaired a ‘BSOD’ problem, so that might work for you.
Resolve Modem Driver Problems The Easy Way
You can download this new resource that enables you to optimize every single driver on your machine at the same time, and the best part is that it can be downloaded for free!
This is the ‘Driver Installer’ available to download by clicking here. This utility scans your system to locate all of the drivers that you currently have installed, after which, it will repair those that need repairing and update those that have become outdated.
Thus, it is an excellent ‘one stop’ driver optimization tool, and I would definitely recommend that you should try it (especially as it is free to do so) rather than try to repair your modem driver problems the old fashioned way.