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trying to connect SB4200 modem to vista


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recently i bought a new computer which is running windows vista. my old computer was XP and used a Motorolla Surfboard Cable modem SB4200 to connect to the internet.

when i tried connecting my new pc to this modem via usb and ethernet (individually) it just didnt work.
i looked on the internet and found Vista driver updates that are required for the modem to work ON vista.
i downloaded these on my XP pc then transferred them to my VISTA pc. i have tried transferring the drivers .ZIP files from xp to my vista pc and when they unzip it unzips .SYS files and no .exe files that i can actually use.

i have also tried unzipping the files on my XP pc first THEN transferring the unzipped files to the Vista pc. but the .exe files arent there when i try to view them on Vista so i cant do anything.
anyone have any idea why i cant view these files or why this specific cable modem wont work with VISTA?

the website i got the drivers from is below. downloaded both Vista driver update and USB update but both have some problem of not being able to unzip files properly
http://broadband.mot...ntinuedProducts

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This article doesn't cover Vista, but should give you a good idea of the process.http://www.etisalat.ae/assets/etisalat/download/alshamil/sb4200-motorola-surfboard-cable.html
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nope sorry that doesnt help my problem.

i need to know why VISTA doesnt read the files properly or unzip them for use.
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no .exe files that i can actually use

That's because there are no .exe file in the driver download.
They are not using a setup program to install the drivers. In the Link I referenced, they are having you delete the old drivers. disconnect your modem, the new setup wizard, will ask you to pick a specified location. Browse to that location. Windows setup will use the .inf file to install the drivers.
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SOLVED by self

problem was to do with IP address re-shitting or someinthg Close this so i stop getting emails plz
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