- From: "pmj" <post@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 01:49:06 GMT
"uker" <uker@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Jeff Gaines posted...
I've just been trying to install BT Broadband, on a friend's
PC for him. So far into the installation, it came up with;
please install Scan from a CD of other source. What is Scan?
As there was only one installation disk to the BT package.
I had to leave him, as it was home time for me. He said he
might phone BT. But it's left me scratching my head. Until
I see him again.
Is it a USB modem that needs drivers? If not you may not
need the CD, I remember my daughter had problems installing
BT broadband, she spent some time on to the help desk but it
worked in the end.
Hope she doesn't have to do it again, she's lost the CD,
her user name and password!
What's a modem driver got to do with an external BT Broadband
I'm not sure what you mean by an "external BT Broadband installation"?
But anyway, surely...
If it *isn't* using a USB Modem, then it doesn't actually need
any "Installation" of anything on the PC anyway!!!
It's a bit of a common fallacy (if that's the word?) that many
people seem fall for...
Almost all ISP's in the past (& many still do) hand out CDs to people,
who then think that they need to "Run" the CD & "Install" stuff
to get Online with the ISP.
In fact you don't.
OK, if the (USB) Modem needs Drivers, then the *Drivers* for it will
need to be Installed, but you really don't need *any* Software to be
All you need is a UserName &/or Password (& in the case of an
ordinary, old style type Dialup Connection) a Phone Number.
& then just Enter those Details into the Connection Settings on
your PC (or into the ADSL Modem/Router, if you're using one)
If it's a BT Broadband thing, using their normal ADSL stuff,
then many of their (BT Voyager) Modems actually have an *Ethernet*
Socket on them, as well as the USB Socket!!!
So that's great!
You don't need to Faff around with USB Drivers or anything.
Just bung the Ethernet Cable into the Modem one end & the PC the
other end, then Access the Modem's "Home Page" - that's actually
in the *Modem* & not on the Internet - Access it using an ordinary
Web Browser, at the IP Address/URL that is in the Manual for it.
Normally, for a BT Voyager Modem, that's...
Then Enter the UserName & PassWord they have given you, then when
you Connect the Modem to the (ADSL Enabled) Phone Line, it will
"Synchonise", Authenticate & you're Online!!!
No need for any CDs or any "Installation" of anything!
Can you Post back with what make & Model of Modem it is that the
person is using?
As to what this "Scan" thing is that you said it mentioned,
sorry I dunno.
I did try doing a Google for things such as...
scan bt broadband install
But I didn't find anything that seemed relevant.
Maybe it was talking about some Anti Virus (or SpyWare/Trojan?)
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