Modem Trouble in 386SX

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Joined: Apr 16 2004
Posts: 142

I recieved a "High end" 386SX Texas Instruments TravelMate 3000 with 4mb ram and no HD. Put in a 122Mb Hd in and installed win3.1 and dos 6.22. I want to dial up my isp but the internal modem . I tried running "MODE COMx" (x is 1-4) but recieved the error message Illegal Device name - COMx with all excluding com1 (on board). Help Wink I can provide additional info...

Zilog Z85C3010VSC
(label on a blank chip)
AR- f SR- A
4123-0221 R044

Fcc id a92tmodm01 (nothing from


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Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 6835
What software are you using t

What software are you using to dial the modem? You may want to investigate Arachne, NetTamer and the "barebones" email package. I can't remember offhand the URLs for these, but a quick Google search should find them.

You may find that your ISP doesn't support modems as slow as the one you're using?



Joined: Apr 16 2004
Posts: 142

the modem was not enabled in the bios... I should have seen that Wink
Thanks for your suggestions, i will look into them.


Joined: Jun 5 2005
Posts: 30
Install a driver

If it's an internal modem, your operating system needs a speciel driver for it. If it's external, your operating system will properbly already have a driver installed for the COM-port it's using.

Therefore install the special driver for the internal modem.

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