Modem drivers in Lenovo® ThinkPad SL510 Laptop
Do you want to know how to install modem drivers in the Lenovo ThinkPad SL510?
A modem is necessary in order to access the Internet. All modern laptops are equipped with a modem to ensure that you have a wide choice on how you can access the Internet. For the Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 laptop, you can connect via LAN, Wi-Fi, 56kbps modem, or with an external wireless modem that connects via the USB port. All of this hardware needs drivers in order to make them work.
We can know about using modem drivers in Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 laptop from the following points:
- The Internal 56kbps Modem
- Installing the Modem driver
- 3G Modem
The Internal 56kbps Modem
Without access to Wi-Fi or a LAN to connect to, the 56kbps modem can be used as an alternative. Compared to newer technologies, this modem is slow and browsing can be quite a pain; not to mention streaming or downloading. There is also the side-effect of tying up your phone while connected to the Internet via the modem.
Installing the Modem driver
The internal modem may possibly work with the generic drivers that you have with Windows. Your modem may already be working properly but you simply lack the proper set-up and shortcuts to quickly dial out. It can be quite technical as you need to specify a number of things to get the modem connected to an ISP, so you best consult our computer experts to have everything set-up for you. Before you do these though, make sure that an ISP in your area offers dial-up services.
Using a 3G modem is probably the best alternative you have in order to obtain Internet access in the absence of a Wi-Fi hotspot or a LAN port. Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 laptop have a built-in 3G modem. A 3G modem is usually a very small device that you can stick in to the USB port of your PC. Its drivers and software are often contained within the device itself as it acts both as a removable storage device and a modem. With a 3G modem, you can never lose the drivers as the files cannot be deleted or overwritten. It also offers much faster speeds compared to the 56kbps modem, with speeds that are comparable with some wired broadband offerings. Prices are also comparatively cheap with these portable modems. Our tech team can provide you with advice on getting an external 3G modem as well as in setting it up.