Installing modem drivers in Toshiba® Satellite A500
What are the guidelines for installing modem drivers in your system?
The Toshiba Satellite A500 is a laptop from Toshiba. Toshiba Satellite A500 features the Intel Core i3 and i5 Dual-Core processors. You could use one of the three processors. They are the i3-330M, i5-430M, and the best is the i5-520M. You also have 3 options for graphics card. They are GMA HD with integrated GPU, a NVIDIA GeForce 310M with 512MB, or a GT 330M with 1GB. The RAM memory is 8GB of DDR3 and the hard-drive is up to 640GB of storage capacity. It has a Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit OS. For the proper working of the modem you need modem drivers. Drivers act as the interface between the modem and the Operating System.
Following are the guidelines to install the modem drivers in Toshiba Satellite A500:
- Selecting the right modem drivers
- Virus removal and using of authentic websites
- Installing the modem drivers
Selecting the right modem drivers
Before going to get modem drivers you need to confirm which modem driver has to be used. For this you have to check the modem that is present in your Toshiba Satellite A500. According to that company name or configuration you have to search for the drivers in manufacturer’s website. They provide you the correct drivers. Then only that driver would be compatible with your system and work properly.
Virus removal and using of authentic websites
You need to be more aware about the viruses made by hackers. A virus is a small piece of software that attaches on real programs. Each time that program runs the virus also runs and it has the chance to reproduce (by attaching to other programs). When these viruses enter your Toshiba Satellite A500 they might cause interrupts in installation. The drivers also get corrupted and won’t work. So you should use a strong anti-virus and update that also. You should also use authentic websites only. Otherwise you might again face a virus attack.
First right click ‘My Computer’ and then click ‘Manage’. Highlight the ‘Device Manager’ and choose the hardware category and click the ‘+’ symbol next to it. Then you should right click specific device you would like to install the driver for. In your case you have to select the modem. Click the ‘Properties’ of that. This would give your modem details. You could download the driver from Internet. Double click the setup.exe or install.exe driver file. This will automatically begin the driver installation. Then restart the system after the installation.