4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2006 1:01 AM by Sheva
Sheva Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Hi, since I've installed Win XP as secondary OS on my MBP, I'll try to get an Internet connection with that. So, I've got an Apple 56K USB Modem and I'm searching for a possability to get this modem work on Windows.

Does anyone knows a way to get it run? (Maybe a secondary driver as "standard modem", but I dont know, how I can manage that.)

I would be great, if in the new Version or in the next update a way can be found, that some "standard driver" from Mac OS will be run on Windows. I can understand, that Apple can not convert every driver from every company. But maybe Apple has got the time, to convert the driver from their own products for using them under windows and the main hardware components which are pre-installed on their products.

Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 2,16 GHz/2GB RAM/100 GB HD (7200)/17"
  • shankhill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I, too, have this problem, compounded by the fact that I must "authorize" windows within thirty days. Sooo, I am under a time limit, or my Windows will self-destruct.

    I can't believe that Mac makes the dual chip machine, sells a modem for it, and then provides no modem driver to be loaded on windows. They must assume that no one has dial up anymore

    If anyone can provide a source for an apple modem driver that will work on Windows, I would be most grateful

    iBook G4 and dual chip desk top   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (59,285 points)
    "They must assume that no one has dial up anymore"

    Ummm no.... If that were the case, they woulnd't make the modem at all. Therefore, you get what they give you.

    The Boot Camp web site clearly states what hardware is support. Perhaps you should have read it before proceeding with your installation. If a modem driver is not something they want to spend R&D money on, then you're out of luck.

    I'd suggest you purchase Parallels Virtual Desktop, install Windows through it, and use the Mac's internet connection to activate Windows.
  • J Scott Wilson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'd suggest you purchase Parallels Virtual Desktop,
    install Windows through it, and use the Mac's
    internet connection to activate Windows.


    I have read that Boot Camp does not support the Apple USB modem.

    My sole reason for installing Windows on my Intel iMac will be to to run Kermit for dial-up to an remote server. This is the situation I am stuck with, and thought that Boot Camp, Windows and an Apple USB modem would be the answer.

    Could you elaborate a bit on your suggestion above with respect to '... use Mac's internet connection to activate Windows'

    Thanks

    Scott




       
  • Sheva Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Okay, the new Boot Camp Version supports the Apple USB Modem (in the driver logs you was able to see, that this modem drivers where for Samsung or something. I dont know, if this is true, but it works. :oD )

    So, problem solved by Apple.
    *searching the button for giving apple some points*

    Mac Book Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   2,16 GHz/2GB RAM/100 GB HD (7200)/17"