ESS Wave Device for Voice Modem Driver Download

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The Wave Device for Voice Modem is a modem manufactured by ESS. If you cannot connect to the network, or have slow transfer speeds or intermittent disconnection problems, you may need to update your modem driver or firmware. Visitors have downloaded this file "" 5,307 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 41 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 770.8 KB.

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Supported Models


ESS ES56H-PI Data Fax Modem

ESS ES56H-PI Data Fax Modem WIN2K

ESS ES56STH-PI Data Fax Voice Modem

ESS Modem Device Manager

Wave Device for Voice Modem




Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name


4.43.026 (2000-02-23) via .inf
4.43.022 (1999-11-24) via .inf
4.43.028 (2000-05-25) via .inf

Additional Notes

ESS2838 (ESS ES2838 56K PCI Softmodem)

|--NT40 (NT 4.0 driver,run SETUP.EXE)

|--WIN2000 (Win 2000 driver)

|--WIN9X (Win 95/98 driver)

|--ESS (Volca

Uploaded By

enrg S.N Abba (DG Member) on 8-Feb-2003

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Ess2838/WIN2000/es56hpi.sys 546.9 KB 25 Feb 2000
Ess2838/WIN2000/mdmess.inf 15.1 KB 11 Apr 2000
Ess2838/WIN2000/ 4 bytes 23 Feb 2000
Ess2838/WIN9X/ 1 byte 14 Dec 1999
Ess2838/WIN9X/UNINST.EXE 35.8 KB 30 May 2000
Ess2838/WIN9X/README.TXT 1.6 KB 1 Mar 2000
Ess2838/WIN9X/ESSSPK.EXE 42.0 KB 10 May 2000
Ess2838/WIN9X/ESMDMGR.VXD 15.7 KB 11 Apr 2000
Ess2838/WIN9X/VMODCTL.DLL 4.1 KB 17 Dec 1996
Ess2838/WIN9X/SERWAVE.VXD 14.2 KB 11 May 1998
Ess2838/WIN9X/mdmessa.inf 1.2 KB 31 May 2000
Ess2838/WIN9X/mdmess.inf 19.5 KB 19 Jul 2000
Ess2838/WIN9X/ESUART.VXD 8.9 KB 23 Jul 1998
Ess2838/WIN9X/mdmessp.inf 1.8 KB 31 May 2000
Ess2838/WIN9X/ESMDMH.VXD 728.3 KB 30 May 2000
Ess2838/NT40/MDMESS.INF 12.6 KB 1 Dec 1999
Ess2838/NT40/ES56HPI.SYS 477.7 KB 24 Nov 1999
Ess2838/NT40/readme.txt 1.2 KB 23 Sep 1999
Ess2838/NT40/Setup.exe 32.3 KB 23 Sep 1999
Ess2838/NT40/REMVESS.EXE 41.0 KB 24 Nov 1999

How to Update Wave Device for Voice Modem Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Wave Device for Voice Modem driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter ESS Wave Device for Voice Modem into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the ESS Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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