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PCI Modem into a PCI Express Slot

by butestev / January 30, 2006 2:22 AM PST


I need to install a controller-based modem in a new Dell XPS 200 computer. The slot is a half-height PCIe x1 slot. Can I install a regular PCI modem card in this slot? Removing the size issue for now.


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(NT) (NT) No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 2:33 AM PST
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No modem available?
by butestev / January 30, 2006 4:20 AM PST
In reply to: (NT) No.

Just to understand your reply, there is no backward compatabilty for a pci modem to pci express slot?

Is there such a product? PCI Express Modem?

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Haven't seen one yet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 4:29 AM PST
In reply to: No modem available?

The dialup modem market is not doing very well. You can see by looking the PCI does not plug into PCIe so that's a dead end.

There are USB and Serial Port connected modems if you still need a modem.

http://www.zoom.com/products/dial_up_internal.html as you can tell has no PCIe, but you can click on USB/Serial.


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I know
by butestev / January 30, 2006 5:29 AM PST
In reply to: Haven't seen one yet.

I have been busy trying to look for this type of modem on web to no avail. A USB modem will not work for this particular software. Thanks for the help

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I may know something.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 5:34 AM PST
In reply to: I know

You write that an USB modem will not work for some software but didn't tell the name. I will share that I use a BELKIN USB to RS232 serial convertor and then off ot a serial port modem which does work wonderfully with some very old software that people had given up on since it only worked on "real serial ports."

It's fun to find a workaround to that issue.


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