Installing modem drivers in Lenovo® ThinkPad L412
Know about how to install modem drivers in Lenovo ThinkPad L412
All the features of a good laptop computer are in the Lenovo ThinkPad L412 computer. You will get all the connectivity features of modern network technology in this laptop. It comes with the latest operating system of Microsoft - Windows 7 operating system. If you need you can upgrade its RAM upto 8 GB. Hence, you will be able to run almost all the latest applications and other programs in your computer. It has the Realtek Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, it has also wireless features like WiMax, WWAN, WLAN and Bluetooth. There are USB ports in Lenovo ThinkPad L412, network connection may be established through the USB ports also.
In this article we will get to know about modem drivers in Lenovo ThinkPad L412:
- Difference between a modem and an NIC
- Installing modem drivers on Lenovo ThinkPad L412 and updating it
- Things you should remember about the drivers
Difference between a Modem and an NIC
NIC stands for the Network Interface Card, these cards are used to establish connection to a computer network where the computers are connected together using wire or wirelessly. A modem is a Modulator – Demodulator. It acts much like the Network Interface Card, but the modem uses the traditional phone lines fixed or mobile to connect to the network. Hence, it changes the computer signals to the signals that is compatible through the phone lines. Nowadays, different mobile companies are offering modems with their connections to use the Internet facilities. Most of the modems have the features of plug and play.
Installing modem drivers on Lenovo ThinkPad L412 and updating it
Nowadays different mobile companies are offering modems with their connections. You can use the modem through the USB port of your computer. To install the driver the modem may come with a driver disk. Then install the driver from the disk. Some mobile comes with the driver preloaded in it. In such cases, just connect the modem to a USB port of your computer, then the computer will automatically detect the driver and will prompt you to install the driver by pressing some buttons on the screen. After installing the driver, you may have to restart the computer for proper function of the modem. Sometimes, the computer may come with preloaded drivers for different modems of some companies.
If your modem does not function properly, then the problems may be in the modem or in the driver or in the connection media. First you need to check the modem, check the modem light as well. If it is not working then remove it, connect it again and restart the computer. If the problem is in the driver, use the ‘Device Manager’ to update or repair the driver.