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hiya guys

It's been a while since I posted to this forum but it has always been a good source of info in the past.  thanks to all the guys/gals who have helped previously.

My question is(not sure if it should be in this topic):

I have an old Laptop(Hi-Grade, Notino MI3000 OR might be M13000).  I recently took the pain-staking decision to flatten the machine and have since been unable to use the modem.  The problem is I can't find the correct modem drivers for it to run on any OS (i've tried 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, Win2K).  None of them seems to work properly.  I know the modem works.  I've taken the top off the laptop and have found the letter PCT303W on one of the chips on the modem so i've tried allsorts of 303W chipset drivers but to no avail.

Any help greatly appreciated
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I googled that the chip is a pctel. Conexant makes the modems with that chip. Here is a link that will help you: http://www.conexant.com/support/pctel_driverassistance.html
it's an ac-link (ac '97) modem in your notebook. You have to agree to the disclaimer then you can see the drivers on the webpage...
Good luck!!!
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by:BeerAngel
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I did a driver search for 303W on http://www.driverguide.com and chose modem on device type and it produced one result.  Not sure if it will work for you but you could try it.

The username and password to logon are
User:  drivers
pass:  all

Good luck!
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by:multihull
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Hi,
The chip is a PC Tel and is a HSP. There are a few drivers for this on driverguides, but some are for riser modems. PC Tel has a site "pctel.com\support" but I could not connect(may not have the xtml stuff on board).
The HSP modem has to be installed as it allocates its own port (like 5) and it is the HSP software that is required to set it up. If you can only find the driver it will not allocate the port and the modem will not be found.
The full extraction of any zip file shoulld inlude ports.inf and pc(orT)snooop. These are required for the correct operation of the modem.
Run the setup first as this sets the port for the modem
Any download zip should be at least 600kb to have all the files required. As I say you must have the setup or you are wasting time.
I can upload my hsp zip file to driverguide if you cannot locate it, but I cannot guarantee operation - it would not set my Hsp up, but then I think the modem was duff as it couldn't be found.
Come back to me if you need me to upload to driverguide.

Multihull book and sea
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by:multihull
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Hi,
just checked my extraction of HSP, cannot see a setup file think its a PNP and drivers for ports and modem are loaded at same time - but it could never find my modem and if my memory serves me the original disk (found much later) could not find it either. My HSP appears to be for win98.
as above   multihull - one train of thought.
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