Installing a modem driver provided by SafeLinx Client

You do not need to have a modem diskette from a modem manufacturer. In some cases, a modem manufacturer and model is not listed under the Windows modem installation panel. You can install a modem driver provided with the SafeLinx Client.

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The modem drivers provided with the SafeLinx Client are:
Table 1. SafeLinx Client modem drivers

SafeLinx Client modem drivers

Modem model Network type
ARDIS Air Modem DataTAC
Connection Network Interface (CNI) Mobitex
Dataradio MRM MobilMUX (CARMA-M) Dataradio
Dataradio MRM MobilMUX (DBA) Dataradio
Dataradio MRM Gemini Dataradio
Dr. Neuhaus MOBYCOM Modem for DataTAC DataTAC
Ericsson M2190 Modem for Mobitex Mobitex
Ericsson Mobidem Modem for Mobitex Mobitex
IBM Wireless Modem for ARDIS DataTAC
IBM Wireless Modem for Mobitex - (MASC) Mobitex
Maxon M200 Mobitex
Megahertz/3COM AllPoints Wireless PC card for Mobitex Mobitex
Mobile Integrated Technologies MTX450-1 DataTAC
Motorola InfoTAC for DataTAC (ARDIS) DataTAC
Motorola InfoTAC for Mobitex Mobitex
Motorola MRM 66-, Mobitex Mode Mobitex
Motorola Professional Messenger 100D DataTAC
Motorola VRM 500 for Motorola Private Mobile Radio Network DataTAC
Motorola VRM 600 for Motorola Private Mobile Radio Network DataTAC
RIM AllPoints Wireless PC Card for Mobitex Mobitex
RIM Modem for DataTAC DataTAC
Motorola VRM 650 for Motorola Private Mobile Radio Network Motorola
Motorola VRM 850 for Motorola Private Mobile Radio Network Motorola
Wavenet BM3-900M Mobitex

To access and install the modem drivers that are provided with the SafeLinx Client, you must first install the SafeLinx Client.


Follow these steps to install one of the modem drivers provided with the SafeLinx Clients:
  1. Install the SafeLinx Client
  2. Double-click Modems on the Windows Control Panel (Phone and Modem Options on Windows 2000 or Windows XP).
  3. Select the Modems page.
  4. Click Add to install a new modem.
  5. Select the box labeled Don't detect my modem..., then click Next.
  6. Click Have Disk on the Install New Modem panel.
  7. On the Install From Disk panel, type the directory path in which the SafeLinx Client is installed, then click OK. For example, the default installation directory is C:\Program Files\HCL\SafeLinx Client.
    The Install New Modem panel presents the list of modem drivers listed in Table 1. These drivers are the defaults for packet modems used for connections you define by using the SafeLinx Client Create Connection wizard.
  8. Select the modem driver that most closely matches the modem you are using, then click Next.
  9. Select the port on which you want to install the modem.
    Note: For external modems, you must know to which communications (COM) port you have the modem attached. For PCMCIA modems, you must know which port your PCMCIA device manager assigned to your modem.

    Windows installs the modem driver on the port you selected.

  10. Click Finish to end modem installation.
Note: In addition to installing a modem under Windows from the Network Control panel, you can also install a modem during the SafeLinx Client connection configuration process. On the Network Setup panels, the SafeLinx Client Create Connection wizard provides a link to the Windows modem installation dialogs.