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Hiya,

I am considering installing Windows NT as a dual-boot on my Gateway 2K 233 Pentium II.  The Gateway tech. team tells me that since Windows NT does not support plug & play that my US Robotics Telepath 56K baud modem will not work -- there's no driver for it.  The tech. guy at work says Gateway is full of it.  Who's right?

Thanks,

Raydot.
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Simple:

Locate \drvlib\pnpisa\x86 on your NT cd, and _right click_ on the .inf file, chose instal and away you go. However NT doesnt have NEARLY full PnP support, so it might not work with your cards.
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Hey j2:

I'm not quite sure how this answers my question.  What will right clicking on \drvlib\pnpisa\x86 do, install plug-and-play?  If this modem isn't supported, it's going to be a lengthy gamble...(I suppose I should call US Robotics...)  Could you just clarify why you answered in the way you did, and the extent to which PNP is supported by NT?

Thanks,

Raydot.
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Yes, it will install the PNP support, but it doesnt

1. Support hot docking
2. Support onboard drivers
3. Support wierd things like USR WinModem
4. Support anything that isnt on the HCL.

Just what is a "telepath" btw?

But if it is a PnP device that has NT drivers, it should work.
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Thanks.  I called US Robotics and found out that a "Telepath" modem is Gateway's version of the Sportster X2.  There indeed is NOT a driver for this modem for NT, although the tech. rep. told me that they've had "pretty good success" running the modem as a "courier v.*".  This will be unsupported by both Gateway and US Robotics, so I'll be out on a frontier with my upgrade.

Wish me luck...

Raydot.
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AH! but in that case, all you really have to do is install it as a sportster 33k6 (or 28k8) and then increase the max speed to 115200. It works..

And if you are gonna use it mainly for internet access using the intergral DUN in NT.. it is quite easy to maek a custom modem info file..


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Oh yeah?  Well why didn't you say so? ;)  

OK, here's what I'll do...I'll finish the NT installation and then if I run into problems I'll re-post a question, how about that?

Oh...I got the impression from US Robotics that there are some differences between the Sportster and the Telepath, but I could be wrong...

Thanks...

Dave.
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