Re: Acer aspire 5600 modem
Check your Device Manager to see if there's any exclamation marks next to your COM ports or modem. If the modem is integrated with your laptop, it's better to get support from Acer directly. If it's a PCMCIA modem card, then look on the card itself to find the manufacturer's name and model number. You can then go to that website and download modem drivers.
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