I bought a 56K modem separately, as the machine didn't come with one in it. Unfortunately, it won't work with Windows 7, despite the Ebay listing promising that it would. Windows 7 won't pick it up natively (says it's a PCI serial port adaptor), none of the drivers on the supplied CD will work and I can't find anything onlne (apart from forum discussions, the upshot of which is don't even bother trying) either. As a plan B I installed Ubuntu on a separate partition and the modem does work with that, but Grandpa has not used Ubuntu and is not comfortable with it, and so that isn't a viable solution. And besides, all his email is on Outlook, and so unless we're willing to fanny-„rse about with Wine, that definitely isn't going to work.
So, question - can anyone point me in the direction of a 56K modem (either PCI or external USB - there is no free PCI-E slot) that they know for definite has a driver that works with Windows 7?
Many thanks in advance.
This post has been edited by The Ayatollah Buggeri: 26 March 2012 - 07:45 AM