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Windows 7: SmartLink 56k Modem Driver for 32Bit Win 7

23 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
SmartLink 56k Modem Driver for 32Bit Win 7

Just upgraded from XP and need a SmartLink 56k Modem Driver for 32Bit Windows 7

Can anyone help or do I need to go and buy a new/different modem for the once-un-a-blue-moon fax that I use it for?

Thanks in advance


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

As far as it goes, try the websites latest drivers. Some XP and Vista drivers still work in Windows 7 just fine.

If that doesn't work, then yeah, you'll probably need a new one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7

bit of a problem - their website seems to have evaporated!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
I've Fixed It!

For anyone with similar issues:

So actually quite easy to fix. The modem came with my Packard Bell PC when I bought it. So I went to their website, found the support page, downloaded the driver setup file.

Then, before instaling the driver I right-mouse-clicked on the downloaded file and went to "Compatibility", I chose "XP Service Pack 3" and then ran the file.

Worked a treat. Will now try the same on my webcam driver

So here's a question for Microsoft - you're quite a clever company, you even provide a nice little program to pre-test our existing XP systems for compatibility issues (even though some of the links offered as fixes for non-compatible drivers took me to NEC's Japanese-only hiome page...). Why not then have a that little program do something like.... say....

"ah ha... we can tell that your modem driver only works with XP... we'll put that (and any other similar XP-only drivers) into a little batch file.... then we'll call that file during Win 7 installation and ensure the drivers are installed for you in compat. mode..."

Hey presto. Hmmmmm...... look., look... flying pigs....

By the way. Having installed 7 I'd like someone to tell me why I did. Because apart from shutting down being a lot quicker, I'm not sure I can see any real difference with XP other than cosmetically.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2010   #5

I have the same problem

I have the same problem and I didn't understand you explanation.
please, please help..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Download the driver package... right click on the file and choose properties,click on compatibility, select XPsp3 from the dropdown ok.. now run the file that you downloaded.. should install just fine..

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #7


I have PCI dynamode fax-moden. the chip inside is conexant 11252.

I (maybe!) downloaded any possible driver over the internet, and did what you just described. and it doesn't work.

any idea? ..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2010   #8


Good idea
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2011   #9

Win 7 Pro 32bit
SmartLink modem needing drivers

I am in the same situation. I just upgraded from win xp to win 7 pro, and I needed to fax just one thing. I purchased my pc without an internal modem because I generally don't need it. Well, Tew's suggestion worked to a degree. The Smart Link USB 56k modem company no longer exists, so they removed their website with the drivers. Their new owner Conexant supplies generic drivers at Conexant: Modem Driver Assistance when you put the modem driver software into compatibility mode for XP, the computer will detect the modem as well as state that it's working properly. However, there is no way to put the Windows Fax and Scan app in compatibility mode for the Fax and Scan app to detect the modem. I would not recommend buying a Smart Link USB modem if you want to fax on Windows 7 using the Windows Fax and Scan app.
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