This article describes how to install a 56 Kbps modem on a Windows-based virtual machine in Virtual PC for Mac.
Typically, you can download and install the drivers for the modem from the modem manufacturer's Web site. Install the drivers according to the instructions that are supplied by the modem manufacturer. For information about how to contact a modem manufacturer, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K
60781 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P
60782 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z
If you have trouble installing your modem, follow these steps.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
On the virtual machine, double-click Phone and Modem Options (or Modems) in Control Panel.
Click the Modems tab.
If this is the first modem that is installed on the computer, the Install New Modem Wizard starts automatically. If not, click Add.
Click to select the Don't detect my modem; I will select it from a list check box, and then click Next.
Click Standard Modem Types in the Manufacturer list, and then in the Models list, click Standard 56000 bps Modem.
Note If you are using Microsoft Windows 98, click one of the following, depending on the model of your modem:
Standard 56000 bps X2 Modem
Standard 56000 bps V90 Modem
Standard 56000 bps K56Flex Modem
Click the appropriate communications port, and then click Next.
Note Some modems that are designed to work exclusively with Macintosh operating systems may not work in the Windows-based virtual machine.