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Name: Charles Davidson
Email:
City: Lindale, TX
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2000

Comments

Thanks the info helped me track down support.


Name: jerry
Email: hannibb@hotmail.com
City: Bronx, NY
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2000

Comments

thanks a lot for your helpful site, these days with so much garbage on the web we can find a helpful site to learn, help us improve our net connection, again thanks, thanks, thanks. I will certainly recomend this site to my friends!


Name: Theophilus. K
Email: thetakappa@hotmail.com
City: Katerini/GR
Date: Friday, November 24, 2000

Comments

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU... :)


Name: michael gibbons
Email: jetson213@hotmail.com
City: dillonvale,oh, usa
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Comments

I hightly recommend this site, the person (whoever runs this site) knows well when it comes to modems, but i still can't understand why some people are still knocking the lucent chipset based modems, i been using one for 2 years now, and i rate it a+ and hope this site will continue to be here down the road. its a great help


Name: Melissa
Email: melissas@imt.net
City: Billings, MT, USA
Date: Monday, November 20, 2000

Comments

This site is my bible.


Name: Maricio Cordeiro
Email: msouza@rol.com.br
City: Campos Goytacazes, Brazil
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2000

Comments

This site and very good, more he/she would like to know if as I do to identify a fax/modem plate when that doesn't have identification FCC, it will be that exists a software that reconece the plate, would like to change information on modems


Name: Tom Phelan
Email: katphlan@home.com
City: Louisville,Ky,USA
Date: Saturday, November 04, 2000

Comments

The Forum 56 is everything you wanted and needed to know about a modem.Great source of info. Great Job Guys!


Name: Musy Annie
Email: amusy@wanadoo.fr
City: France
Date: Friday, November 03, 2000

Comments

where found driver for modem lucent 56k v90 pci DFi notebook compaq presario 1200 ?thank


Name: doug
Email:
City: texas
Date: Thursday, November 02, 2000

Comments

I have a Rockwell HCF Modem...it stinks and so does Riptide. I took the advice on this page and was able to reinstall from the recovery disk the original modem drivers on the machine since I had updated it once and that's when most problems started. HP will NEVER EVER get my business again (Pavilion 8550c). I would have preferred to spend a couple hundred more dollars and received quality. \ Your site exhibits the basic intelligence needed merely to communicate well, a trait HP and others obviously can't do...and you do it extrememly well and concisely. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SITE! My connection is never better than 14.4 and usually slower with this piece of crap "modem" even now, but at least I don't get the "time-out" errors when trying to connect with certain software, i.e.money99, etc. Thanks again! p.s. HP, I guess you idiots don't realize most computer owners UPGRADE to new computers...mine won't be your brand, that's for sure.


Name: Jerry
Email: jleuch@ionet.net
City: Lawton, OK
Date: Monday, October 30, 2000

Comments

Just got a HP with Lucent v90/DSL modem went from 38k to 42k connects on USR v90 to 28.8 connects with Lucent modem. Have used your info before and had good luck with it. Hope it works with v90/DSL modem.


Name: Tariq Mahmood
Email: 4tariq@ic24.net
City: United Kingdom
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2000

Comments

Thank you verymuch indeed for having these, Compaq modem drivers, been looking all over place, but could not find these drivers. Thanks to you now I have got them. Once again Thank you very much. Kind Regards.


Name: Carl Kummen
Email: kummen@escape.ca
City: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2000

Comments

Wow. Thanks. I found your site very valuable - even found updated drivers for my Rockwell SoftK56 PCI Modem that improved its performance. This is a great source of good technical information, modem speed tests and theory. Greatly appreciated and bookmarked for future reference. ... Carl


Name: Doug
Email:
City: Northampton/ United Kingdom
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2000

Comments

Fine site for novice and expert alike! Recomended to me by one who works in the industry....In my experience it's the phone companies who are at fault? Here in the U.K. they need only supply a line rate of 28k! Need I say more?


Name: Paul Dormeyer
Email: PDormeyer@info-comm.com
City: Coppell, TX USA
Date: Friday, October 13, 2000

Comments

Great information. Great site. It's been added to my favorites list.


Name: Deborah
Email: dadams@ols.net
City: King, NC, US
Date: Monday, October 09, 2000

Comments

I just downloaded the modem575 (from an email send to me from Sally back in August)but it turned out to be modem587. How did this happen and will it cause me any problems. I was using the download instructions for 575. Thanks so much!!


Name: bill enns
Email: wcenns@telusplanet.net
City: delburne ab ca
Date: Sunday, October 08, 2000

Comments

first time at this site


Name: Michael
Email: KB9LTYmje@aol.com
City: Wisconsin/USA
Date: Saturday, October 07, 2000

Comments

You have an Awsome site, full of information that people use. I downloaded the new drivers for my lucent wildfire modem, They seem to be ok so far. Im getting roadrunner in a week so I wont be using it much longer. Take care,


Name: Dennis
Email: sinned@bellsouth.net
City: Navarre, FL
Date: Saturday, October 07, 2000

Comments

Thank you so much for all the information on this website...I am running Win 95 with an LT Win modem...I recently upgraded to Win ME...my modem went T.U. I couldn't get the thing reinstalled for nuthin! so I UNinstalled Win ME! What a headache!


Name: connie smith
Email: connie25705578@cs.com
City: huntington, wv
Date: Thursday, October 05, 2000

Comments

just shopping


Name: Alfred
Email: dialherbie@aol.com
City: Oklahoma City, OK USA
Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2000

Comments

Still looking.....


Name: kamdude
Email:
City: Liverpool UK
Date: Monday, October 02, 2000

Comments

Dam good site, would be lost without it !


Name: Paul Duncan
Email:
City: Georgetown
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2000

Comments

Awesome site. I really appreciate the wealth of knowledge here.


Name: Jason Day
Email: lordlife2000@yahoo.com
City: Higham Ferrers/Northants/GB
Date: Wednesday, September 06, 2000

Comments

Nice helpful site


Name: Dave Knepper
Email: knepperdp@mindspring.com
City: Merrit Island, FL
Date: Sunday, September 03, 2000

Comments

Excellent! Excellect! Excellect! Site


Name: Craig Ross
Email: Craigant123@hotmail.com
City: Englewood, Fl, USA
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2000

Comments

I like your web site. It is well laid out and easy to find information that is very helpful and informative. Thank you for the service you provide. I wish others would follow your lead in the presentation of information on their resprective web sites.


Name: Martijn
Email:
City: The Netherlands
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2000

Comments

I just wondered about this. When I bought my Lucent Winmodem, they told me the advantage of this modem was it was run by software, so when new standards would come, you just needed to get a new driver. And you would be up-to-date! So, what's the situation now. Lucent and other companies are busy making V.92 modems. Wouldn't it be fair if we would get (or could purchase for a low prise) an update to make our Winmodem a V.92 modem?? I would sure think so! huh?


Name: Joe
Email: grimdesperado81@aol.com
City: LA/CA/USA
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Comments

hey~ ireally love this site.... but i can't find what i want... i want Rockwell HCF drivers for win 2000... i can't use my modem right now in win 2k please anybody mail me....thanks


Name: Elvis
Email: elvispadron@hotmail.com
City: hialeah
Date: Friday, August 18, 2000

Comments

yes i have hewlett packard computer 350..I have a lucent winmodem. I connect at at 28k .The version is 5.07.. I was wondering that if what can i do to get my modem to at least 50k.I am using aol. They told me to download easymtu.But i was wondering if i can download anything in your site that can inmprove my modem connects thanks for your time .


Name: Jeffrey Morse
Email: jeffmorse752@earthlink.net
City: Dallas/TX/USA
Date: Sunday, August 06, 2000

Comments

Very useful and informative site - I would recommend it to anyone using dialup to connect to the Internet.


Name: Al Johnson
Email:
City: Santa Monica, CA
Date: Sunday, August 06, 2000

Comments

Thanks a lot for providing this useful resource. I have a Compaq Presario 1245 Laptop, a so-called "Internet version" and I had been stuck at 26.4k and 34k at best for almost a year. Now I get 49.3k


Name: Kenneth W. Reighard
Email: reighar2@nb.net
City: McMurray, PA USA
Date: Wednesday, August 02, 2000

Comments

An excellent and highly informative website. It helped me solve a problem with a GVC modem with a Rockwell/Conexant chipset that utterly refused to connect. (The problem turned out to be a lousy telco line.) I sent a note to my ISP telling them to put a link to this site on their help page for the benefit of others having modem problems.


Name: johnrs@our.net.au
Email: devonport/tasmania
City: australia
Date: Wednesday, August 02, 2000

Comments

thank you for this excellent site full of goodies. Been looking for a site like this for some time


Name: Ron Vander Donckt
Email: rvddonckt@unicall.be
City: AVELGEM (BELGIUM)
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2000

Comments

A very interesting site for people who have modem problems.


Name: B Wright
Email:
City: Canada
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2000

Comments

Great site layout, easy to follow instructions - now my neighbours won't have to plug their ears when I dial up! My modem is blissfully quite and I am very greatful and pleased. Thanks for the help!


Name: Carlos Eduardo
Email: csimoes@uol.com.br
City: Santo André/SP/Brasil
Date: Thursday, July 06, 2000

Comments

I have the 1605 CDS Toshiba notebook with Conexant Soft K56 Data Fax PCI Modem. I wish to make two differents connections: A) Internet Connection via hight velocity (more than 40.000 bps) B) Company Server connection via low velocity (around 14.000/19.000 bps) - the Company server is only connected at low velocity. Only Internet is connected using two following strings sended by Toshiba Support and at low velocity 33.000bps. AT+MS=V34,1,19200,24000 and AT+MS=V34,1,2400,24000 For to connect "B" - Company server - I believe to be necessary to emulat to V32 protocol. In this condition Company server and Internet connections was achived using the string +MS=V32B but a very low velocity (14.400bps). This velocity is only good for Company server. For Internet is very low. Please inform me how to obtain connections "A" and "B" at velocity around 40.000 and 14.000 respectively. Thanks. Carlos Eduardo.


Name: Brandon
Email: auky@yahoo.com
City: Boston, MA USA
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2000

Comments

this site kicks ass!


Name: Desmond Sloan
Email: tdsloan@greynet.net
City: Dundalk,Ontario,Canada.
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2000

Comments

VVery helpful. I'll be back.


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City:
Date: Monday, June 05, 2000

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Name: Akibar
Email: wchinn@btrinternet
City: Plymouth/Devon?UK
Date: Sunday, June 04, 2000

Comments

Yes This site is what we all needed very informative easy to understand I have increased my connection from 37.000 to a reliable 44.000 and would not have done this for it not this site and now have a greater understanding all round Great!!!


Name: Menno Burema
Email:
City: Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Comments

Thanks to the info in these pages, I was able to upgrade my LT Win Modem with a new driver which finally enabled me to dial-in to a customer in Sweden (at 4800 bps, but then again who am I to complain)


Name: Kevin
Email: shadoe@hotmail.com
City: Singapore
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2000

Comments

Excellent website!


Name: John Paul
Email:
City: Rhode Island
Date: Monday, May 22, 2000

Comments

THANK YOU! Unbelivable - so much good info here. I'm adding it to my bookmarks.


Name: tonyp.
Email: myselfx1@yahoo,com
City: antelope valley, so.cal, usa
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2000

Comments

have a toshiba(i know, kick me in the but) and had to reformat. hope thie will upgrade modem


Name: Bill Taylor
Email: whtaylor@freewwweb.com
City: Camden, NY
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2000

Comments

Special thanks for adding much needed modem knowledge to the web.


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City:
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2000

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Name: Justin O'Brien
Email: Justobrien@hotmail.com
City: Reading, UK
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2000

Comments

Thanks for the drivers and info - particularly the note about LT modems & beta cisco modems. Looks like I'd better update the cisco access server at work...


Name: lupe vasquez
Email: s.almaraz@worldnet.att.net
City: San Antonio, Tx, USof A.
Date: Friday, May 05, 2000

Comments

This site, in my opinion, has been very helpful to me. I can just imagine what a help it has been to those of you who really understand this stuff. Keep up the great work. Sincerely, Lupe Vasquez


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Date: Wednesday, May 03, 2000

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Date: Tuesday, May 02, 2000

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Name: D. Nowak
Email:
City: USofA
Date: Monday, May 01, 2000

Comments

Great site, cuts down to the bone with fast efficient answers and drivers. I really like the scoop on the flawed driver for the Lucent v.90 modem 5.75 BEFORE I downloaded it. Other drivers goto Driverguide.com, all modems best look here.


Name: Sean McLemon
Email: jedi_dude@talk21.com
City: Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000

Comments

Thank you very much for provididng such a thoroughly informative site. now i know to upgrade and not to moan to bt (which is what I do!), i have a software modem y'see, anyway, keep up the good work


Name: Sonya
Email: TwoFlem@aol.com
City: Baltimore, Maryland USA
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Comments

Thank you for making my online experience more enjoyable. I am basically self taught and any information I can learn more about I am anxiuos to do so.


Name: Mike Jones
Email:
City: Lancaster. UK.
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Comments

Excellent and most informative site. I certainly found the information on your site to be both helpful and most interesting. Keep up the good work. Certainly one for the favourites. Many thanks for the hardwork put into the site. Best Regards. Mike Jones. UK


Name: SARA BRAVO-GUNTHER
Email: bravoqt@aol.com
City: elizabeth,n.j.
Date: Friday, April 21, 2000

Comments

THE SITE HELP ME FROM CLICKING ANYTHING AND MESS MY SYSTEM UP BY PUTTING THE WRONG UPGRADE OR MAKING THE WISEST DECITION,ALSO GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK THE QUESTIONS I NEEDE ANWSER TO.THANK YOU.THIS SITE IS REALLY NEEDED.


Name: Mike Gibbs
Email: Bassman5@Breathemail.net
City: England
Date: Sunday, April 16, 2000

Comments

Thanks for the information. Great Site.


Name: Chuck Dennis
Email: chuckd@milwpc.com
City: Racine, Wisconsin - USA
Date: Sunday, April 09, 2000

Comments

You have saved me from pulling out what little hair that I have left !!! Thanks !!!


Name: Dick Cantlay
Email: rpcfamily1@netzero.net
City: Fontana/Cal/USA
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2000

Comments

Just when I was ready to toss this Compaq tower out the second story window--your site comes along and saves the day-Man & Machine!Thanks a million times over!!!!!!


Name: J.Miller
Email: jhmilr @juno.com
City: United States
Date: Thursday, April 06, 2000

Comments

Oh yeah, BTW, I was sent here by a COMPAQ support tech. on their Web based help site. On down the page a guy who says he works for a modem manufacturer is going to send customers here when they want to know why their 56.6 modems won't do 56.6. I really hope these BIG GUYS are going to advertise on this site or, see to it you get revenue from them in some way for their "paid" support people dumping their legions of dissatisfied customers here after having lightend their wallets.


Name: J.Miller
Email: jhmilr@juno.com
City: United States
Date: Thursday, April 06, 2000

Comments

Geez, Only yesterday I was reading an article on ZDNet about FREE ISP's. And, down in the FEED BACK hyperlinks @ the bottom of the story were a lot of comments by people who think WORLDSPY is the greatest thing in PC's since lower component prices. I din't find one that said it sucked. I don't think Berst filters responses to his stories...don't know why he would care about doing it this one? Puzzled


Name: John Lenon
Email: John@Lenon.com
City: Payson, Arizona, United Snakes
Date: Tuesday, April 04, 2000

Comments

I've used [4] ActionTec LT modems for over 2 years. I keep up with the software updates. I'm also shocked at the respondents that don't know which version they are using. I want to point out two things. The ActionTec drivers are usually a few days to few weeks behind the generic Lucent drivers, but they generally work better. For instance, when Lucent came out with 5.70, it wouldn't display the advanced port settings for the modem[s] under Win98. A few days later ActionTec came out with their version of 5.70. It was half the [file] size and worked correctly. The other thing is, these modems almost never work right on anything other port than COM1/COM2. You need to tell people to get into their CMOS and defeat COM1 or COM2 so their LT's can use it. I've heard COM1 works better, but I've tried it both ways [several times] and one doesn't seem to work any better than the other. COM3/IRQ5, however, is a nightmare. Anyway, keep up the good work. I've really enjoyed your site and visit it often. Later - John Lenon, Payson Arizona


Name: vincent young
Email: vvyoung@attglobal.net
City: griffith , indiana
Date: Tuesday, April 04, 2000

Comments

YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!


Name: J. Miller
Email: jmillerjm@aol.com
City: Waycross, Ga, USA
Date: Monday, April 03, 2000

Comments

Wonderfully useful & much needed site. Good info & design.


Name: Marion
Email: mariond@trip.net
City: Aransas Pass, Tx USA
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2000

Comments

I like your web site. It is fast and complete. Thank you. Marion


Name: Lelani Arris
Email: larris@mcbridebc.com
City: Dunster, BC, Canada
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2000

Comments

Widh I'd found this site BEFORE buying my so-far nearly-useless 56K modem (none of my local ISPs appear to support it, or maybe it's my phone connection, still testing...). But still, a wealth of information... Cheers, Lelani


Name: Rob
Email:
City: DC USA
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2000

Comments

Thanks for giving me all this useful modem info. My connection has improved from 26.4 to 48k with the Lucent driver download.


Name: Richard B
Email:
City: Denver, CO
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2000

Comments

GREAT site! I really appreciate it. Thanks


Name: Mario Cipriani
Email: mnmcip@hotmail.com
City: Crystal River Fl
Date: 20 Feb 2000

Comments

I have downloaded your modem checker. Thank You


Name: Jon Normandin
Email: Jon_n31@yahoo.com
City: WDSTK CT. USA
Date: 17 Feb 2000

Comments

Hi All / Anyone, I also run a Hewlett Garbage Petium 5/120, I recently installed a Lt Win modem (56kflex/v.90) I can't get it to connect better than 26.4. (I just installed Firmware 5.70 and connects now at 21.1. Help. I was running a Gateway 28.8 modem with USR chipset, and would connect at 28.8 or 31.2 consistantly. I ran out of expansion slots and I am forced to use the Lucent LT because it uses the smaller expansion slots (not 16bit). All my 16 bit slots are taken with stuff I really want. Someone please help. (I know the HP bites, but it's all I have right now)!! I am not a "newbe, but one level above "dangerous". Please talk down to my level if responding. Thanks for any help from anyone!!! (P.S. What a great site this is!!!)


Name: Ryan Kohles
Email: rkohles2@hotmail.com
City: Killeen, TX
Date: 14 Feb 2000

Comments

This site is great, I have learned more about my Hewlett Garbage Can than at any other site, even Hewlett Packard's. My modem signs on at about 19,200 and I cannot even use thhe Intel PC Camera pack that I purchased to use with this computer. Intel says that I need a driver upgrade called rip2141.exe. This is non-existant on Hewlett Packards web site :( any feedback, please email me at rkohles2@hotmail.com


Name: Elliea
Email: elliea@gurulink.com
City: Ohio USA
Date: 11 Feb 2000

Comments

WONDERFUL SITE!!! There is so much information!


Name: Lisa
Email: superlisaj@usa.net
City: Gainesville, FL
Date: 28 Jan 2000

Comments

Thanks for a great site. I called my ISP several times trying to get the right initialization string for my disconnect prone Dell installed US Robotics Winmodem. It needed a special init string to make it connect only at 44000 which my new ISP had me delete. They couldn't help and I kept getting disconnected b/c my computer was trying to connect at too high of a speed. Thanks again for having the info here!


Name: mlk
Email:
City: that one
Date: 27 Jan 2000

Comments

with hlp from your site, I might just get my modem to work, thanks...


Name: Ernest E Fusco
Email: ernestefus@paclink.net
City: Orange/CA/USA
Date: 18 Jan 2000

Comments

I like your setup.


Name: Richard G. Ames
Email: rich@comptrue.com
City: Old Lyme, CT  USA
Date: 18 Jan 2000

Comments

Thanks for the tips on Lt modems and NT. It couldn't have been better advice. Thanks Again!


Name: Richard G. Ames
Email:
City: Old Lyme, CT  USA
Date: 18 Jan 2000

Comments

Thanks for the tips on L modems and NT. It couldn't have been better advice. Thanks Again!


Name: don
Email: nodyak0@juno.com
City: US of A
Date: 08 Jan 2000

Comments

I had some difficulty with setting up and first using this Modem. After finding the correct software from the CD's that came with my CPU everything went fine. I have Windows 98/w Windows Plus! and a MidAtlantic MotherBoard/w an AMD K6 II 350mhz chip. Love the Machine and all of my connections have been >than 36kbps but <than 54kbps. My ISP told me that was EXCELLENT for the phone lines in the San Antonio, Texas area where I live.

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Name: l w kelly
Email: lwkelltn@hotmail.com
City: englewood,tn
Date: 01 Jan 2000

Comments

ltwin modem ran 56k now at 16 to 26


Name: Lokival
Email: lokivaltt@icqmail.com
City: Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Date: 29 Dec 1999

Comments

Interesting. I actually work on the helpdesk of a small I.S.P. located on a small island called Trinidad, so I can relate to the frustration expressed by many of the sections on your page.

I must say that the information you provide is very useful, and I am in fact attempting to find out what kinds of switches our customers have to deal with so that we can help them out a little bit better.

I'll let you know how that turns out.

Thanks again,

Lokival.


Name: Capt-n-KC
Email:
City: BEAR, USA
Date: 28 Dec 1999

Comments

I have inadvertently become a test bed for modem manufacturers. LT WIN, Rockwell HCF, and Diamond Multimedia are all comparable: good to fair, but always disappointing and highly inconsistent.

The best modems on the market for Dial In connectivity are offered by 3Com. I rate them good to excellent for ISA and PC Card aplications.

I may soon be testing their PCI offerings if the Rockwell HCF performance doesn't show better and more consistent signs of life and consistent connectivity. Users cannot stand performance swings from 42.6 kbps down to 28.8 kbps om each new dial in.

Does the computer industry need a "Lemon Law"? Where is Ralph Nader when we really need him? I am trapped in a "Dead Zone" with no option for ADSL or Cable. ISDN is an option, but a costly alternative. For those stuck in the "56K Abyss" there is still a higher form of life.

Contact ISP's like PikUSA who offer "Dual Analog" service. Take a 3Com modem, and give your existing modem a new lease on life. Use Multilink PPP, a second phone line for the 3Com modem, and watch your connectivity soar.

This is "not" a paid public announcement!!!

 


Name: Capt-n-KC
Email:
City: BEAR, USA
Date: 28 Dec 1999

Comments

I have inadvertently become a test bed for modem manufacturers. LT WIN, Rockwell HCF, and Diamond Multimedia are all comparable: good to fair, but always disappointing and highly inconsistent.

The best modems on the market for Dial In connectivity are offered by 3Com. I rate them good to excellent for ISA and PC Card aplications.

I may soon be testing their PCI offerings if the Rockwell HCF performance doesn't show better and more consistent signs of life and consistent connectivity. Users cannot stand performance swings from 42.6 kbps down to 28.8 kbps om each new dial in.

Does the computer industry need a "Lemon Law"? Where is Ralph Nader when we really need him? I am trapped in a "Dead Zone" with no option for ADSL or Cable. ISDN is an option, but a costly alternative. For those stuck in the "56K Abyss" there is still a higher form of life.

Contact ISP's like PikUSA who offer "Dual Analog" service. Take a 3Com modem, and give your existing modem a new lease on life. Use Multilink PPP, a second phone line for the 3Com modem, and watch your connectivity soar.

This is "not" a paid public announcement!!!

 


Name: Mike Garland
Email: GarlandMJ@bigfoot.com
City: Sussex/UK
Date: 12 Dec 1999

Comments

Thanks. I have one of those horrible HCF Rockwell and have noted CPU shoots up when modem port open. Had other problems as well - can't wait for the new year when I buy a decent new modem in our Januray sales! Thanks for all the help


Name: 89789
Email: dfd@dgf.com
City: hochiminh city
Date: 10 Dec 1999

Comments

set command a modem internal


Name: A. Yaussy
Email: ayaussy@forcemail.com
City: Central Ohio, USA
Date: 06 Dec 1999

Comments

This is a wonderful site. I've been plagued with modem problems lately (is it me??) and used much of the information here. What a great relief to find what you need to know in one place. Thank you!


Name: Jim Pasquini
Email: jimpas@usa.com
City: Coeymans, NY, USA
Date: 03 Dec 1999

Comments

The easiest site to find info without the excessive navigation needed on other sites! Great work. I found out what I needed, and did a lot of "mind refreshing" at the same time. Your site saved my sanity as I _never_ did get a connection higher than 38.666 on my 56k LT Win Modem. As a matter of fact, it had actually slowed down to 28.8k and then was dropping lower. Now I know (and remember :) ) what to do.

I would like to add your URL link on my private family website if possible. (I come from a very large extended family and I'm sure many of my relation would love to visit your site.)


Name: William Higinbotham
Email: higinbot@bnl.gov
City: Upton, NY, USA
Date: 27 Nov 1999

Comments

Neat site! Had allot more info than I could find. I was searching for drivers for Rockwell Riptide Chipset. Rockwell does not have a web site. How anyone would buy their products without specification data online seems insane. It appears that no one has or is developing drivers for alternative operating systems (linux,os/2,BE, Sun Solaris PC). Thank You


Name: Bob Matlin
Email:
City: Encinitas, CA USA
Date: 27 Nov 1999

Comments

Thanks for all the information. After 10 hours of work, I finally was able to get my Lucent modem to connect at speeds above 28.8k on a regular basis. As it turned out, an earlier version of their drivers (5.54) worked best for me.


Name: Jeremy Hyne
Email: jeremyhyne@worldnet.att.net
City: Miami/Florida/U.S.A.
Date: 26 Nov 1999

Comments

What a great site! Your update information, descriptions for the non-techies and thourough help links are so well laid out and easy to use. You could show many of the big software makers a thing or two. You solved a really nagging problem with my Lucent modem after fruitless hours of E-Mail and searching my ISP and hardware vendors. Keep up the GREAT work. Thank You


Name: Jeremy Hyne
Email: jeremyhyne@worldnet.att.net
City: Miami/Florida/U.S.A.
Date: 26 Nov 1999

Comments

What a great site! Your update information, descriptions for the non-techies and thourough help links are so well laid out and easy to use. You could show many of the big software makers a thing or two. You solved a really nagging problem with my Lucent modem after fruitless hours of E-Mail and searching my ISP and hardware vendors. Keep up the GREAT work. Thank You


Name: Chuck Hamdan
Email: chamdancan@netscape.net
City: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: 19 Nov 1999

Comments

Very informative site. Keep up the good work. I did not find what I was looking for but was pleased to read and inform myself.

I will actually your URL to my web page if you don't mind. Thanks


Name: Lee Gaddy
Email: legopcnet@netscape.net
City: Freeman, MO   USA
Date: 10/30/99

Comments

It has started of good, I hope to continue to find good info here.


Name: Eric conijn
Email: epc67@hotmail.com
City: The Netherlands
Date: 10/26/99

Comments

There's nothing much to say if I read the other complements of the visitors of your site. They all have respect and are totally wild about the information wich is done by you. This surely takes a lot of time and effort to put all this information together. Great stuff and keep up the good work !!!


Name: Barbara Rogerson
Email: featsfan@mindspring.com
City: Palm Springs, Ca/USA
Date: 10/23/99

Comments

Great site! My problem is one of not being able to connect AT ALL in my "new" old apartment. A call to the phone company tech provided me with no help at all. He said that it was a plus anytime I was able to connect using regular voice lines! Seems that, according to him, all the phone company has to give us is a good voice connection. If you are able to get that, too bad if your computer cannot connect! This is with GTE in southern California. You gotta love these phone companies and their concern for their customers! Ha ha...


Name: G A Goins
Email:
City: Washington DC
Date: 10/22/99

Comments

I've been messing with this stuff for a long time and, am truly impressed with all the good info .. ( Befor the 1200 baud modem )


Name: Rick McBride
Email: rlmcbride@juno.com
City: Mesa/AZ/USA
Date: 9/29/99

Comments

This is a GUESTBOOK, right?

I could almost feel ecstatic about your site, maybe next time around when I am more awake and not so caffiene challenged.


Name: David Lange
Email: david217@singnet.com.sg
City: Singapore
Date: 9/24/99

Comments

Thanks for a very informative site. Feel much more confident about what to do. Will try and implement accordingly. Regards


Name: Simon
Email:
City: UK
Date: 9/22/99

Comments

Excellant ! I have a few web pages dedicated to correct modem & DUN setup for gaming, but i always groan when i see questions from the no-brand Rockwell and Lucent users. Now i'll know exactly where to come.

Keep it up !


Name: Sam Adams
Email:
City: WASHINGTON, DC  (USA)
Date: 9/16/99

Comments

After hrs. of fruitless re-installing lt56K drivers, your site is a beam of light. I'm hoping I can finally resolve my modem problem. I'm using a borrowed old, slow modem, and will be happy if I can use my internal modem again --even though it never connected at 56k, it was a lot faster than what I'm using.


Name: kim harrison
Email: skipharrison@email.msn.com
City: carmel,CA
Date: 9/1/99

Comments

Mr. Crawford, I don't know when I've been more impressed...I'm printing your info like crazy. I have had major connection problems, and I'm sure this site is the answer. I'll let you know how I do.


Name: Larry Crawford
Email:
City: Mpls MN
Date: 7/11/99

Comments

Thanks for a very informative site! There is far more useful info here than on Zoom's site (for their HCF 2925 model). The tip to try the latest generic HCF driver via Zoltrix seems to be paying off for me, along with other suggestions for tuning.


Name: Dan Tonner
Email:
City: NJ
Date: 6/30/99

Comments

Great Site and Great Links to Great Modems Thanks


Name: Gary Rantamäki
Email: euro@iobox.fi
City: Jyväskylä/Finland
Date: 5/4/99

Comments

Nice site. Im a technical support person for ISP, so i face these v.90 problems very often. Mostly problem seems to be "too fast" connection, way i use to work around these problems is at+ms=... but that's sometimes hard thing to do coz such a unity with AT commands used by differend manufacturers/chipsets. Sometimes digging right AT command for some modems are real pain, unless they use common chipsets, or should i say that most painfull job is to get to wich modem these people have. You can tell people that they should upgrade their firmware, but thats normally useless, due the lack of their experience or patience :).

Here in finland people don't bother to bother us, too much with complains about their modems connection speeds, and normally they understand that reason for that they don't achieve 56kbit/s, is their local loop.

This site really rules due the amount and quality of information.


Name: Gary Rantamäki
Email: euro@iobox.fi
City: Jyväskylä/Finland
Date: 5/4/99

Comments

Nice site. Im a technical support person for ISP, so i face these v.90 problems very often. Mostly problem seems to be "too fast" connection, way i use to workaround these problems is at+ms=... but that's sometimes hard thing to do coz such a unity with AT commands used by differend manufacturers/chipsets. Sometimes digging right AT command for some modems are real pain, unless they use common chipsets, or should i say that most painfull job is to get to wich modem these people have. You can tell people that they should upgrade their firmware, but thats normally useless, due the lack of their experience or patience :).

Here in finland people don't bother to bother us, too much with complains about their modems connection speeds, and normally they understand that reason for that they don't achieve 56kbit/s, is their local loop.

This site really rules due the amount and quality of information.


Name: Anders Larsson
Email: spaceman-spiff@home.se
City: Sweden
Date: 4/30/99

Comments

Thank's Your page helped me a lot. I'm running LT 5.43,I have Compaq Presario,and had a lot of problems with breakdowns,before reading Your page. Keep up the good work


Name: Dean Roscoe
Email:
City: Fargo, N.D.   U.S.A.
Date: 3/14/99

Comments

I'm satisfied now that my modem is working properly after doing the "Hawian Test". AOL tech. support has been blaming my phone company,modem brand and anything else they could for my bad connects, it's them. Thanks for helping me verify it.


Name: edward brown
Email: www.ebrown3257@aol.co
City: baltimore md
Date: 3/11/99

Comments

 


Name: Darren Withers
Email: dcwithers@bigpond.com
City: Brisbane/Queensland/Australia
Date: 3/10/99

Comments

Very usefull site. I work for a telco specialising in modem woes. I have recently changed my favoritism towards LT modems because of the superb v.90 performance. Our network in Australia uses no digital padding but I find USR products thinking it does. Well I have the luxury of playing around with maximum power levels and have got a LT to connect with minimal errors at 54666. About 5k more than a courier with the latest code. Well keep up the good work.


Name: Bob Haven
Email: bhaven@earthlink.net
City: Los Gatos, CA, USA
Date: 3/10/99

Comments

Extremely useful site! Thanks so much. I discovered my firmware is many levels behind the latest. Your info is invaluable. I'm now going to try to install the latest firmware. I fear I won't be able to reconnect afterwards! But I printed your whole page in case I can't get back to it!


Name: Nar
Email: narcicousa@netscape.net
City: Hawaii
Date: 3/9/99

Comments

I have a Gateway Winmodem and I get mostly 32000-34666 bps with V.90.


Name: trevor nesbitt
Email: tsnsanta@mailcity>com
City: sydney australia
Date: 3/8/99

Comments

thanks from downunder very informative content i am new to the www and computers 586-133 w95 know zero about inits etc cant find them on my system However with 5.39 hardw achieve throughputs 5k to 6k from BILLS site in USA thanks for your obvious talent trevor


Name: Cleveridge
Email: cinlew@earthlink.net
City: Kansas City,MO
Date: 3/8/99

Comments

Thanks for all your hard work and research. I support an ISP for Students & Teachers at a Public Television station. I am just out of college and learning all this Tech stuff. Was extremely helpful for callers not able to connect.


Name: Bill B.
Email:
City: Hawaii
Date: 3/7/99

Comments

Great Job R.G. I think even my brain can understand whats going and not going on with this 56K problem.

Aloha

 


Name: Bill B.
Email:
City: Hawaii
Date: 3/7/99

Comments

Great Job R.G. I think even my brain can understand whats going and not going on with this 56K problem.

Aloha

 


Name: Phillip
Email:
City: Albany, OR USA
Date: 3/6/99

Comments

As a modem support technician for "a major modem supplier" I plan to refer many of my callers to this site when they want to know why their new toy will not connect at 56K!!!

GREAT JOB!


Name: irwedman@talarion.com
Email: Robert Wedman
City: Red Bluff, CA   96080
Date: 3/6/99

Comments

Very interesting reading. Helpful and informative. Thanks! What about addressing the constant dis-connects issue. (No call-waiting) You connect and a couple of a seconds later your are disconnected and then you can be connected for long times with out any problems. ?? Server or Modem??, and what can we do about it?


Name: Dick Turnill
Email:
City: UK
Date: 3/5/99

Comments

At Last. This website address should be printed on all 56K adverts and modems by law, like the health warnings on tobacco!! Thanks.


Name: Patrick Ward
Email: patrick.ward@eidosnet.co.uk
City: UK
Date: 3/5/99

Comments

thank god, a site with useful information.


Name: Ed Van Knapp
Email: evanknapp@localnet.com
City: Kenmore,New York
Date: 3/4/99

Comments

I could not have gotten my Diamond supra express working without the information I found here and also help from Aaron. Keep up the good work.


Name: Al
Email: serpico1i@earthlink.net
City: ca,US.*
Date: 3/4/99

Comments

Dear Sir,

Only THE FEW Care in This Country.

You Are One, To say thanks is Not enogh.

In My family, we pay Respect by: Bowing Head Down.

 

Thanks.

Al


Name: Jim Gautz
Email: gautz@michweb.net
City: Cadillac, MI  USA
Date: 3/3/99

Comments

Thanks for the help


Name: Michele
Email: Mickie38@surfree.com
City: Mesa, AZ,  USA
Date: 2/27/99

Comments

AWESOME site. I wish I would have found it 6 months ago!!!!! All the Win Modem info your could want and then some!!!


Name: John Cook
Email: gwtech@netscape.net
City: Ponca City, OK. USA
Date: 2/27/99

Comments

best site I've seen for info on one of the biggest complaints almost everyone has had to deal with, lots of good info and plenty of links to info on every type of modem


Name: DeAnna
Email: akasha@vei.net
City: Chattanooga, TN USA
Date: 2/26/99

Comments

Finally!! A site that understands how us ISPs feel. It is so frustrating when users call up and complain that they are only getting 46,000k and their modem box says 56,600k. No matter what you tell them about the hype the modem manufacturer's are feeding them, all they know is...dammit...they paid for 56,600 and they want 56,600.


Name: Jim DeLoy
Email: fixit@frontiernet.net
City: Brooklyn, MI, USA
Date: 2/23/99

Comments

Thanks for being here!


Name: Vic Eggins
Email: VicsDen@aol.com
City: Canada
Date: 2/23/99

Comments

I just downloaded 5.39 from your site onto my IBM Aptiva. It installed automatically. It has increased my download speed unbelievably. according to AOL I am only connected @ 24K but This is working much better. I will now try it on other ISP's(which was why I found your web site in the first place) Thanks for being there!


Name: Frank Elston
Email: felston@lorettotel.net
City: Lawrenceburg, TN
Date: 2/22/99

Comments

I have a Lucent Winmodem. After installing the 5.32 firmware and using the extra setting of s38=0, I now have a connect speed of 52k and enjoy good thoroughput (downloads average about 5.7k and sometimes 6K-7k from a good server). However, this was -after- I installed a new line directly to my telephone network interface box outside my home. Also, telephone line quiality outside my home has a big influence. Connect speed drops to a range of 46k to 49k when it is raining!!!

 


Name: Marc
Email: mimbesi@bellatlantic.net
City: South Jersey, USA
Date: 2/22/99

Comments

Just started my search for answers, but I'm pretty sure I can find them here!


Name: bill
Email: kiserb@mechanicsburg.k12.oh.us
City:
Date: 2/21/99

Comments

At first i connected at 24k or sometimes 9.6k with my LT win modem. Then i visited your site and got the latest firmware version, and now i am connecting at 45.3k at a minimum. Thank you!!!!!!!!


Name: James Bush
Email: support@kopower.net
City: Kosciusko, MS, US
Date: 2/20/99

Comments

I just wanted to say thanks for the great site. I work tech support for PowerNET, a local ISP, and your site has helped a lot.


Name: Andrew Bruce
Email: BMoose@nettaxi.com
City: Abergele,Wales,Great Britain
Date: 2/20/99

Comments

Hmm. My Dynamode / Askey modem fails to work for any provider other than AOL. Which isn't good. But I really can't be bothered explaining the problem...


Name: J.Cramer
Email: sniper_45@yahoo.com
City: Dallas,Tx. USA
Date: 2/19/99

Comments

Great Site!!! Have found much more info here than any other site.


Name: Fletcher Haynes
Email: fletch727@hotmail.com
City: Indianapolis, Indiana  USA
Date: 2/19/99

Comments

Really glad to find your site. Just getting back into computers after a 8 year leave. I know I'll get a lot of helpfull info from here.


Name: C.A. McPhie
Email: partners@imag.net
City: Vancouver, BC.  Canada
Date: 2/17/99

Comments

Am very happy with the site. It has helped me enormously in understanding the differences between a V90 and a K56Flex modem. The information is concise and to the point. Thank you very much.


Name: Raven
Email: chandra@air.on.ca
City: Thunder Bay
Date: 2/15/99

Comments

Wonderful page and the 56k modem forum is very informative. Thank you for putting together this excellent resource!!


Name: Joe McLeod
Email: administrator@intermediatn.net
City: Kingsport, TN
Date: 2/6/99

Comments

Excellent page. I am the administrator for a regional cable/dialup ISP and this is one of the most informative pages on 56k I have ever read. I have gleaned much more useful information from your pages in 30 minutes than I have ever recieved from 3Com (and that's having direct access to one of their SE's). Thanks!


Name: Craig Robinson
Email: noodles@beaufortco.com
City: Belhaven, NC USA
Date: 2/6/99

Comments

My name is Craig Robinson and I work for an ISP in Eastern North Carolina. I use your page all the time for the numerous problems that we have with the LT Winmodems. I really appericate you working on this FAQ and I wanted to let you know that this has helped my technical support staff. Keep up the good work. And if you ever need something e-mail me and I might have it. Thanks!

Craig Robinson


Name: darkstar
Email:
City:
Date: 2/5/99

Comments

a lot of coolness on this page, keep up the outstanding work.


Name: darkstar
Email:
City:
Date: 2/5/99

Comments

a lot of coolness on this page, keep up the outstanding work.


Name: M Barry
Email:
City: Calgary/AB/Canada
Date: 2/3/99

Comments

I purchased an V90 LT Modem which was bundled with 5.0X firmware. Thanks to this web page, I was able to identify a handshaking problem. I downloaded the 5.39 firmware and switched out the ltmodem.vxd as instructed. It worked the first time and got a connention speed of 44k, which is typical for our area. Thanks again!


Name: woodchuk
Email:
City: Erie Pa. USA
Date: 2/3/99

Comments

Your page on limiting connection speed put me on the right track and I was able to force my LT Winmodem to only connect at 44K. Did every thing you suggested but modem would still negotiate a slower speed after five tries until I added two more commands, S48=7 and S36=2 ,now I get 44K or my modem retries until it gets 44K. I think the command S36=2 is the key.It forces modem to Hangup if it can't negotiate requested speed.S48=7 is a default setting to enable negotiation,I probably did'nt have to enter it but Im not sure. Thanks! woodchuk


Name: Barry
Email: bospos@indigo.ie
City: Naas IRELAND
Date: 2/2/99

Comments

System: Compaq Presario 4620 Win 98 Modem :Compaq 56KFi (Flex) I downloaded the 5.39 firmware (complete zipped file) which I then ran --it unzipped and immediately ran the setup and Hey Presto I am now connecting at 45333 and getting the distintive V90 handshake. Well done --if I was waiting for Compaq I'd be old and grey


Name: pam
Email:
City: il
Date: 1/31/99

Comments

Thanks for the info and attempting to help others and myself with the same Rockwell problems.


Name: pam
Email:
City: il
Date: 1/31/99

Comments

Thanks for the info and attempting to help others and myself with the same Rockwell problems.


Name: Lance
Email: eleco1@aol.com
City: Daytona,
Date: 1/31/99

Comments

Is it just me or is it F___ing Compaq, can't get anywhere with their 56k-DF modem, hell I can't get a Windows 98 upgrade from them, or even get anybody on the phone that knows anything about nothing, its all automated!! I think compaq has put more tecnology into their auto-mated answering service,than they have in their Presario's. Anyway the 5.20,5.22,5.23,5.29,5.32,5.35 and...5.39 will make my compaq 56k-df a V.90 LT win modem and do V.90 handshakes, but the connection rate stays the same "28.8 kb/s". One other thing is the V.90 handshake takes aprox. 30 to 35 seconds to complete the connection, where the Kflex handshake is about 15 to 20 seconds, and Kflex disabled with S38=0,the V.34 handshake only takes 8 to 12 seconds to complete connection. Only the V.34 handshake will sometimes get 31.2 kb/s connection rate, All other handshakes will only get 28.8 or sometimes 26.4 connection. THERE NO FIX for this problem,56k is like a supercharged Lemon with nitros. There only a 1 in 5 chance it will work on your phonelines, well thats to be expected from a Monopolized company, dealing with Bellsouth or even any of the Baby Bell's. They only can guarante 9.6 kb/s connection's because their not willing to run Data-grade Wire to all their customers. However Voice-grade wire is alot cheaper so there's your answer, "28.8" = voice grade phone lines. Anyway don't give up hope, I'M shure by the time I have grandchildren, Bellsouth will upgrade my phone line, however I don't even have children!!! COMPAQ PRESORRYO 4660 "BLAZING FAST 56K Modem" YEA-RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P2 300 64megs 8gig DVD ATI Rage pro 4megs (can't get windows 98 upgrade from Compaq, and they don't offer service for the retail version) I Don't see how company's like Compaq stay in business but It's pathatic that they do.


Name: Michael
Email: conkie@prodigy.net
City: Salt lake, Ut
Date: 1/30/99

Comments

As for me I think I will Wait for a better service to come along, such as http://www.airswitch.com Less Stress and better connection For less Price... Unbeliveable. However Being in a technical field tring to help people find answers to why their modem does not work as advertized I find your site very useful


Name: christian PRIEUR
Email:
City: PARIS  France
Date: 1/30/99

Comments

GREAT GREAT GREAT !!!!!

Compliments to Dr Mo DEM for his fantastic work !


Name: Doug Renz
Email: doug_renz@juno.com
City: Wolcott, NY
Date: 1/26/99

Comments

I own a 3COM US Robotics 5698 56K x2 V.90 modem. It up fully upgraded to the ITU v.90 standard. I am dialing into Prodigy's x2 dialin and have not been able to achieve speeds above 26.4k. I tried to upgrade the software but 3com says they do not have any upgrades for this PCI v90 56k 3com modem. What else should I do? I called Prodigy and they said they have 'limited' 56k dialin modem's and it is a busy net time for dialing in. It seems hard to believe that a large ISP can give me this kind of answer. any help would be greatly appreciated.


Name: Kenny
Email: kenbray@tctwest.net
City: Meeteetse, WY US
Date: 1/25/99

Comments

Very nice, I'm still not sure if I should upgrade my US Robotics Sporster Winmodem to the latest technology that my phone company says is available (V90). Sometimes I wonder if the phone company is a shareholder in the Modem Company!

Thanks for all the useful information on getting modems up and running (walking).


Name: David A.
Email:
City: Milwaukie, OR USA
Date: 1/25/99

Comments

Do NOT be discouraged if you run the USR 56K test and they tell you that your phone line is too noisy to get 56k connections! I was, but I connect at 46K-50.6K most of the time with no disconnects! Drivers are so important.....low speed and frequently disconnects were cured once Compaq updated my modem's drivers.


Name: Elton Taupin
Email:
City:
Date: 1/24/99

Comments

:-) V.90 is a funny technology that has a very low reliability. I guess it will never be used for critical equipment. I guess it comes down to the facts that the old telephone network struggles with this high speed. It would be nice to see phone companies giving out info and modem companies giving out info that acurately describes wether your going to get a v.90 connection. This site goes a long way at doing that! <p><b>Thanks for the site</b>


Name: Nam Le
Email: weaponx1000@hotmail.com
City:
Date: 1/23/99

Comments

I just found your website and I think it pretty great. It gave us all the informations that we needed to setup our modem. But I have one question to ask you, Please show me how to set my modem AT-Command. If you can, please e-mail me. THANK YOU VERY MUCK...


Name: Bert Wilson
Email: wilsonbert@hotmail.com
City: Prescott, AZ
Date: 1/22/99

Comments

When you are totally frustrated this is a great place to go see that you aren't alone!!!


Name: Bruce Patterson
Email: suebu1@kode.net
City: Flint, Michigan--USA
Date: 1/22/99

Comments

Great site. Thank you for having it. It has helped me a great deal.


Name: Leprech
Email: Leprech@hotmail.com
City:
Date: 1/22/99

Comments

Great site, thanks a lot!


Name: Will Paquin
Email: willpaquin@mindspring.com
City: Roswell, GA. USA
Date: 1/21/99

Comments

Lt Modem on Hp 8390 connect < 26,000 but my Compaq/U.S Robotics connect > 28,000. ISP uses V.90. Same ISp, same physical phone line, same physical cord, etc.

HP will not help. LT firmware is 5.18 version.

 


Name: Pete Papin
Email: armyguy@iname.com
City: Ft. Clayton, Rep of Panama
Date: 1/21/99

Comments

Thank You*Thank You*Thank You!!!! After being chained to the 33.6 monster for nearly a year while Compaq sat on their laurals....I dloaded your 56K fix for my Presario 1215 Laptop and have been enjoying 46-48K for about 3 days now!!! The Compaq computers are good products... just the service and support suck!! If I would have found your site earlier, I wouldn't have invested in another computer w/ISDN!!!!!


Name: G Burns
Email: gburns@theriver.com
City: Tucson, Arizona
Date: 1/21/99

Comments

If city phone lines only permit 28.8k connection speeds, why buy a 56k "Corvette" modem with a rubber-band (28.8k) engine? Sounds to me like we're being duped into spending a lot of money for nothing, in the name of "Ghost" technology!


Name: Alan Gordon
Email: AlanGordon1@compuserve.com
City: Aberdeen/Scotland
Date: 1/19/99

Comments

I upgraded my Compaq 4810 without a hitch (also now without voice but who cares) and now get 46.6 connects to compuserve (33.4 before). Same with aol, after finding out their V.90 number is 7445 not 7444. Keep up the good work.


Name: John Oldenkamp
Email: tech@farwestdesigns.com
City: Carrollton, TX 75007
Date: 1/19/99

Comments

And.. it SURE DID WORK! Connected first time at 42000bps. Thanks to a great site! As noted below, the Compaq phone center does not work with this driver but a small price to pay. (Compaq says THEIR new V.90 driver will be available in Feb. 99


Name: John Oldenkamp
Email: tech@farwestdesigns.com
City: Carrollton, TX 75007
Date: 1/19/99

Comments

I have a Compaq Presario 4864. Downloading the 'new' drivers from their 48xx support page rendered the modem inoperable. The drivers were restored but speed was back at 26400, sometimes as low as 19600! Found this site via Compaq's Presario Forum and the download just completed. Gonna try it now.. Hopefully, I'll be back..


Name: Evan Cubit
Email: AsidBurn14@aol.com
City: Renton Washington
Date: 1/18/99

Comments

I have a compaq presario 4550. I recently tried to upgrade my modem through Compaq but to my surprise they have no modem upgrade. So I came here. I tried your upgrade, both the single file and the whole program and with both connected slower. I need help. Is there anything else I can do


Name: Bruce Thomlinson
Email: bruce_thomlinson@hotmail.com
City: Holiday, FL USA
Date: 1/16/99

Comments

I have an HP6330 with (supposedly) V.90 K56flex data/fax modem. ISP provides V90 service but my connects are typically 32K with one or two at 28.8 and have had two at 50K. Downloads vary between just under 2K to a high of about 3.? Connecting to ISP takes about 70 to 100 seconds (a lifetime!). I do not get the dit-dit-dit at end of dialup so am not V.90 Just printed your download instructions (thanx a zillion for this site) but am not sure which version I should try. Should I have a Jack Daniels first?


Name: steve
Email: sreed24@emailmsn.com
City: pinellas park/florida/usa
Date: 1/15/99

Comments

lucent tech 56flex best speed is 24000bps!!!!


Name: dave
Email: lackdog@ync.net
City: lansing il U.S.A.
Date: 1/15/99

Comments

i have a question that hopefully someone can help me with. i have a rockwell 56kflex modem with the v.90 upgrade and i cannot connect to the internet at no more that 28000bps and sometimes only 26400bps. I tried everything possible to correct or determine the problem but nothing worked. heres evertything i did: my friend and me both have the same isp and use the same dial up #. he only lives down the street from me and he connects at 45333 or higher. he has a u.s. robotics winmodem so i went out and bought the same one because i though maybe mine was messed up. i still couldnt connect at more than 28800. i called up my phone company and had the line tested and they said it was fine, i had them do it twice. at this point im really confused. i have the same modem, use the same isp, and dial up # as my friend and he lives down the street from me and he's connected at double the speed??? then i though maybe there was something wrong with the phone wiring in my house. so i had a friend of mine who works at ADT get me a real long phone cord. I took the cord and went from my computer directly to where the phone line from the poll comes into the house and disconnected the house from it. so it was a direct connection from my computer to the phone line with nothing else hooked up. sure enough i couldn't connect at no more than 28800 so that scrathed that idea. i dont know whats up and i really would like to be connected faster, even a litle would be better. if someone could help me with my problem i would gladely appreciate it thanks!!!

lackdog@ync.net


Name: Mark Atkins
Email: mark@atkinsfamily.freeserve.co.uk
City: Westcliff on Sea Essex UK
Date: 1/13/99

Comments

Thank you for an informative and USEFUL site without pictures of pets anywhere! My Compaq Presario 4504 had its 33.6kps upgradeable moderm, and the Compaq site suggested we contact you. downloaded the full program, but lost the original Compaq modem reference.Connect now at 33.6 which is what I was getting before but it SEEMS quicker! Learnt a lot about modems, although would feel safer if I could discover where my original modem had gone Have downloaded modem drivers from Compaq but the 33.6 upgradeable did not seem to be among them


Name: Alfred Heck
Email: heck@midcoast.com.au
City: Australia
Date: 1/11/99

Comments

Excellent Site It is these sort of Sites that I am on the Internet for. Well done!!!!!!!!!


Name: Lady P.
Email:
City:
Date: 1/10/99

Comments

Hello! May I say thank you for all your very informative and valuable information regarding the 56 modems. My husband and I want to upgrade and we found out a lot at your site. We wish you continued sucess in all your future endeavors.


Name: R. Freitas
Email: rrfreitas@netscape.net
City: Massachusetts, USA
Date: 1/10/99

Comments

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. There is no better place to find info on the Win Modem, I don't think there is any other place. Learned more here in two hours than the past two years!

Keep up the great work.


Name: Daryl
Email: njrg@hotmail.com
City: NJ, USA
Date: 1/9/99

Comments

Just got finished downloading that Ltmodem file. WOW!!! Went from a 28.8 connection to a whopping 57.6!!! I have a Compaq 4824. Went to their message board like you suggested. They had good advice on changing the original file name from Ltmodem to Ltmodem1 to make it easy to change back. And that's all I downloaded.

However, like you mentioned, I lost sound to my modem and my phone/fax system is useless. But I figure it's no biggie...when I need to use it, I'll just switch back. The modem noise isn't missed at all! LOL

Thanks a lot! I've had this puter for a year and was always frustrated by the slow connection. What a diff!


Name: colin murphy
Email: sbcmurph@powerup.com.au
City: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date: 1/9/99

Comments

Great site - saved a heap of pain when trying to get our Compaq Presario 336-DFi 56k internal modem to work. Thanks for your help...


Name: Victor Vernon
Email:
City: Belize City, Belize
Date: 1/9/99

Comments

Thanks, Your expertise resulted in a 46.6 from 31.6. A little left to go, yet thanks


Name: john Fowler
Email: jfowler@shore.intercom.net
City: Easton , M D       USA
Date: 1/8/99

Comments

great the ltmodem.vxd file worked for me but had to remove modem from win95 and re install it for my modem to work


Name: lolitha
Email: lupe@fastband.com
City: covington, LA  USA
Date: 1/8/99

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Name: Laurence Miles
Email: lmiles@golden.net
City: Waterloo Ontario Canada
Date: 1/8/99

Comments

Thanks for all the info. I printed out your data to up-grade my 56K-DF on a Compaq Presario 4540 but all I could get was a message (after dialling and "checking pasword etc) saying " unable to make a connexion". I put things back to where they were before and await Compaq's long-in-the-making up-grade. Thanks again

Name: James D Greene
Email: w4ayw@prodigy.net
City: Mcleansville NC
Date: 1/6/99

Comments

Thanks to Bob Clark for sharing this page with me. a lot of helpful information on this web page,


Name: Adil Shahzad
Email: adil36@hotmail.com
City: Keasbey, NJ USA
Date: 1/5/99

Comments

very helpful page - Thanks


Name: Dan H.
Email: danedouard@earthlink.net
City: Cambridge, MA
Date: 1/4/99

Comments

Shame to the heads at Tandem..... THIS IS THE PLACE!


Name: DL Henley
Email: dlhenley@ticnet.com
City: Lewisville, TX  USA
Date: 1/4/99

Comments

I have been reading and printing everything I could find on your site for the LT Win Modem (I'm not the only one, am I!!) Thank you so much... It's impossible to find any info on this 'wonderful' modem anywhere else.


Name: Kjell Insulan
Email: kjellin@sweden.dg.com
City: Sweden
Date: 1/4/99

Comments

Fantastic site! Solved our problems with our Gateway systems right away! Gateway 2k support (i Sweden) couldn´t advice us in the right direction, but these pages could.


Name: Vernon
Email: Vernon_Busby@Bigfoot.com
City: Phoenix/Arizona/USA
Date: 1/4/99

Comments

I appreciate your site. I have the site extremely helpful to a beginner. There aren't many sites where you can understand what is discussed unless you are computer literate. With the help of your site, I am rapidly becoming modem literate.


Name: MF of D
Email:
City: orlando/florida/USA!
Date: 1/4/99

Comments

Its sights like this that makes owning a PC much less stressful when trying to locate info. After owning a pc for two years im starting to think that computer manufactures asume that "someone else will take care of there consumers problems". Well after several hours i know more about my modem (pretty much all of them) than i will ever need to, at least until new tech. comes out. I now connect at 52k instead of 38 to 40 (!applause!) My downloads & online game play have improved ALOT!! Thanks x56!!


Name: markus
Email: markus_fin@hotmail.com
City: Finland
Date: 1/3/99

Comments

Thank you very much for these modem pages, I have found plenty of good information from there, when trying to get the max. out of my modem and connections. Thanks = Kiitos ! markus * from Finland the Netland *


Name: Jum Reimers
Email: JimReimers@aol.com
City: Chino Hills, CA, USA
Date: 1/2/99

Comments

I just purchased a new HP computer with an LT Win modem. Since few computer manufacturers will tell you who's modem actually lurks within their magic boxes, I simply didn't care until I got it home. After I realized I had a 56k modem incapable of connecting at a rate greater than 28k, I was furious.

Since I discovered your informative site, I have calmed down considerably and have actually increased my connect rate to 36k. I'll keep working with it till I know that I've maxed out my connection.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for hosting such an informative site. It isn't often that you find truely helpful individuals with no selfish purpose behind their efforts. (In fact, it isn't often that you find truely helpful individuals, period.) Thanks!!!


Name: kevin hayes
Email: khayes@lcia.com
City: mt.dora/florida
Date: 1/2/99

Comments

Thanks for providing the web site for v.90 updates I have place a link on our web site so our customers can quickly find their updates.

 

Kevin Hayes Internet Services of Florida


Name: Ed Feldman
Email: edfeldm@banet.net
City: Flushing, New York USA
Date: 1/2/99

Comments

Hi Very much enjoy reading about these modems. Also got lots of information. Thank You. Ed


Name: Dennis Fedorka
Email:
City: Rindge, NH
Date: 1/1/99

Comments

Great page. It helped me to get my new LT win modem up and running. My ISP told me that the I needed to REPLACE the modem with whoever I purchased it from. The real problem was the firmware which I replaced and now can access any network I need to. Thanks!


 

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