We’ll be away at Port Fairy for a few days, so I checked that my mobile broadband was operating (although hopefully we’ll have wi fi at the accommodation). I have a love/hate relationship with this technology. As with our recent trip to FNQ, it seems that the USB modem driver software needed to be updated. I wonder if the advent of the Windows anniversary update created this need?
Yet when I tried to find the update through Control Panel/Device Manager, I was merely informed that the software was up-to-date.
After much frustrating googling, I eventually came across another option, through This PC/Manage/System Tools/Device Manager. For reasons that I can’t understand, this leads you to the location of actual driver on the hard drive, and then you can force it to update itself.
In short, it’s all very strange, but having stumbled (well, found it after a lot of googling) on this option, my USB modem was up and running within a few minutes. As I commented in my previous post, it greatly annoys me that the driver has to be manually updated – and that the process of doing so isn’t intuitive. I wonder if this is just the price I have to pay for using “Vodafail”?