Re: Trying to get a really old computer to connect to the internet.
"Brian Christiansen" <email@example.com> wrote in
> I am helping a gentleman to connect to the internet by dial
> The computer is an HP pavillion 4533, and the processor is
> 454 mhz, and it has 64M of memory, and XP runs very slowly,
> in fact, I am kinda surprised it runs at all. The modem
> card that is in the computer is a combination modem/sound
95B connects to the internet with 64MB of memory just fine, and
98lite which Mike Eater suggested (and which I am using ATM,
even though I have a 2 GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, 70% of
which sits unused) will work just as well. I used a 166MHz
Pentium I with 64 (later 96) MB of RAM and a 33.6 modem until 3
years ago. It was all a normal person needed. I doubt your
client is interested in high-def youtube-type stuff.
> In the device manager, there is an item called "simple PCI
> communications controller", which indicates to me that
> there is not an XP compatible driver for it, at least not
> on the computer.
Is there a red X (or something) next to it? Otherwise, it's
there and it is working.
> There was a model number on it, but nothing indicating who
> the manufacturer was (neither a name nor a code that I
> could find).
Enter the EXACT model number and one of the words audio, sound,
modem (IOW try 3 times). You will probably get a hit.
>" Index of
> combo.exe/ (if the type size is weird it is because I am
> cutting and pasting)
So what's the problem? Run it.
I just DL'd it and scanned it with today's ESET, it's clean - of
Here is the list of the files in the exe. One of the names is
probably similar or same as the model # of the card you are
trying to ID.
From the content of some of the INF the files, it would appear
to be the Conexant Audio/Modem card.
Directory of: C:\temp\audiomodemcombo\*.*
11/06/2010 7:22pm Sorted by Long Name
23 files; 3,283,434 bytes
Total: 23 files; 3,283,434 bytes
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