Modem Drivers in Acer® TravelMate Laptop
Modems are essential for any computer to connect to the Internet. Modems modulate and demodulate incoming/outgoing signals when connected to the Internet. Modem drivers are software programs that help the modem communicate efficiently with the operating system. Without modem drivers the modem of any computer will not be able to function. Your Acer TravelMate Notebook comes with a high speed modem that can support very high speed Internet connections. You can use this modem to connect to a network whose bandwidth is many folds than that of a conventional Internet connection. The high speed modem on your Acer TravelMate notebook also requires modem drivers. You are advised to install modem drivers when the system is relatively free of malware or other issues. The modem drivers are best installed when Acer TravelMate notebook is running in the Safe Mode. You must also remember to reboot the system before using the modem.
- Check driver compatibility
- Run antivirus
- Check if drivers are genuine
Check driver compatibility
All drivers must be checked for compatibility before installation. This is applicable for the modem drivers on your Acer TravelMate notebook too. The modem drivers that you are planning to install must be thoroughly checked to make sure that they are 100% compatible with the operating system and other drivers. Installing an incompatible modem driver in Acer TravelMate notebook will not only reduce performance of the modem but also cause many issues.
Modem drivers must be never installed on a system that is virus infected. Some malware will lie dormant till the system is connected to the Internet and then steal data. You must install and run an antivirus product to ensure that system is clean and that it does not have infections. Presence of malware at the time of modem driver installation can also cause problems, such as recurring restarts and corruption of operating system.
Before installing modem driver on Acer TravelMate notebook, you are requested to make sure that the driver about to be installed is genuine. Only original driver will be able to provide maximum performance. Third party driver that claim to give better performance than the genuine ones must be never used as these are likely to contain malware that can damage the system upon installation.