Any x64 device driver available for my antique Smartlink PCI Modem?

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  1. Posts : 3,215
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #11

    Well, I'm not 100% sure, but there could be a utility to send faxes over an ADSL line without the need for a modem-fax. Isn't there any utility? Or is there any way to send them though the Internet? Another solution is a multifunction printer with FAX function. In some models you can even "print" to the respective virtual FAX printer and create a FAX directly from Word or other applications. I can do that with my HP Photosmart C7280 All in One.
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  2. Posts : 40
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       #12

    Forgot to update this thread. The driver has actually been working fine for a while before the Win10 anniversary update.... then I had to do it all over again to make it work once again after the update. Here is the procedure: (for my own reference more than anything else as it seems no one else in this world is using a PCI-based faxmodem card anymore :))

    1. Download driver via link provided in post #3 of this thread
    2. Put the system into test mode per instructions provided in post #3 (will need to reboot, remember to disable fast startup first)
    3. Install the driver UNDER DEVICE MANAGER by clicking on the driver tab of the device then 'update driver...'
    4. You will still be greeted with a message that says driver unsigned. After installing, go figure out which file(s) are unsigned by clicking on the 'driver details' button
    5. For each of the unsigned file(s), use the tool 'driver signature enforcement overrider' (link provided in post #9), select 'sign a system file', then sign each of the file(s) in question
    6. Reboot. Enjoy using the device.
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  3. Posts : 3,215
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #13

    seemebreakthis said:
    Forgot to update this thread. The driver has actually been working fine for a while before the Win10 anniversary update.... then I had to do it all over again to make it work once again after the update. Here is the procedure: (for my own reference more than anything else as it seems no one else in this world is using a PCI-based faxmodem card anymore :))1. Download driver via link provided in post #3 of this thread2. Put the system into test mode per instructions provided in post #3 (will need to reboot, remember to disable fast startup first)3. Install the driver UNDER DEVICE MANAGER by clicking on the driver tab of the device then 'update driver...'4. You will still be greeted with a message that says driver unsigned. After installing, go figure out which file(s) are unsigned by clicking on the 'driver details' button5. For each of the unsigned file(s), use the tool 'driver signature enforcement overrider' (link provided in post #9), select 'sign a system file', then sign each of the file(s) in question6. Reboot. Enjoy using the device.
    Thanks for sharing. An easy way to enter the Advanced Boot menu is to hold SHIFT and restart your computer. It will restart directly to the Advanced Boot menu so you can choose the "Do not force driver signature" option (I think this is 7).
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  4. Posts : 40
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       #14

    Had to do another Win 10 fresh install with the latest creators update (the RAID configuration with my dated rig is really having a hard time co-existing with these Win10 creator's updates). So I am revisiting this thread and sharing what is current:

    1. Install the unsigned driver, possibly with this well-known method to shift-restart your machine then choosing the F7 "Disable driver signature enforcement" startup option.
    2. After installing your driver successfully, it may still not work after rebooting if you have an unsigned .dll in your driver.
    3. In this case do the following:
    • Locate the unsigned driver files (.sys, .dll, etc) that have just been installed, by using the device manager then checking the list of files under "driver details"
    • Download and run "Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider". The link that I included elsewhere in this post doesn't seem to work anymore, so you will have to find your own download link. The version I have which still works is "dseo13b.exe"
    • Once you are in the program, choose "Sign a system file", then sign each of the unsigned driver files you have located just now
    • Exit the program. Now you have "signed" drivers, but they won't validate because they are not signed by any recognized organization
    • The last thing to do is to start command prompt as an administrator, then type "bcdedit -set testsigning on"
    • That's it ! Other than the ugly watermark on your desktop, this is a good (and only) workable solution that I have found that can permanently allow the driver to be used
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