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Name: Alan Bagley
Email: alanbagley@prodigy.net
City: Coral Springs, FL, USA
Date: 12/31/98
Comments
After a few months of waiting for COMPAQ to get off their duffs and provide an upgrade for my Presario 1215, I staarted digging a little deeper. Rather than unzipping the exe. file, I hit the "enter" key after I downloaded, thinking it would be only self-extracting, not auto-install, too. It worked perfectly from the get-go. My connect speeds are almost doubled, on average. Usually 21,600 or maybe 26,400, now 44,000. Thanks for the help.

Name: jst
Email: jst43@alltel.net
City: Lake City,Fl
Date: 12/31/98
Comments
Thanks from a renewed pc owner. If it wasn't for your site this would be on the market. Thanks again. jst

Name: Rob Bruno
Email: rbruno@jjwild.com
City: Yorktown Heights, NY
Date: 12/30/98
Comments
Great Info. Thanks for all the effort put into these pages.

Name: Becky Tuszynski
Email: becky@voicenet.com
City: Quakertown PA
Date: 12/29/98
Comments
I wish I had found this site sooner. I've wasted a whole lot of time trying to get my LT Win Modem to perform as well as my old modems. Your site appears to have all the info I need to finally understand what's going on.

Name: Thomas Upton
Email: msl14@email.msn.com
City: Century, Fl      USA
Date: 12/29/98
Comments
This site has just saved packardbell from receiving a returned computer because I could not get the LT Win Modem to connect to any ISP. Because of this site I have learned a lot about modems the last 2 days. The sight is very well laid out and an excellent source of information.

Name: Fred Stockdale
Email: WBHV34A@AOL.COM
City: Tucson, Az
Date: 12/28/98
Comments
Hello Richard, It's great to find a site that has its act together with the 56k stuff. References to your site have been popping up on the 3com 56k message board lately, and I know a lot of people are grateful for that. I have followed your comments and answers on the Prodigy forum as well.

Name: joey scarafone
Email: joeyspqr@home.com
City: el cajon, ca
Date: 12/28/98
Comments
struggled with lt modem for days before finding this page... and now it's online THANK YOU THANK YOU

Name: Tommy Durham
Email: tommy_d@prodigy.net
City: Irvington, Alabama, USA
Date: 12/27/98
Comments
Am new to pc's, forced by work, and new to the net. Have had problems with connections for a couple of months now. Just found this site today. Judging by reading other guest's comments have found someone with information and without fear of losing their job for telling the truth. Refreshing, very refreshing. Now to dig in for info. and education. THANKS, HANG LOOSE.

Name: Guy  Dickes
Email: gdickes@abs.net
City: Baltimore, MD USA
Date: 12/27/98
Comments
3Com/USR Voice Winmodem 56K v.90 and Win98. I added the following string in advanced settings (&U17&N24) and am getting great download speeds- upwards of 12.5K Keep up the good work

Name: James Graham
Email: jgrambo@earthlink.net
City: Peoria, IL, USA
Date: 12/27/98
Comments
I am using a Dell Inspiron 7000. I am upgrading from v5.07a. Can't wait to see the improvements.

Name: Robert Rea
Email: wonkinwogi@aol.com
City: Vancouver/Washington/USA
Date: 12/25/98
Comments
Greetings.I have a 8240 HP,with a LT Win Modem. I have had very slow uploads (1-2K@sec) which has tried my patience. Thank you for this site. I now have some answers to what is happening to my computer. I do not have it figured out yet but know I will. Richard Thanks for this site How do I find the 5.32 update for the LT modem. I am using Win 98 and I love it. The problem has been with me since I moved to vancouver. In Portland I was using 46k as an average up load speed with AOL. THANKS - Happy Holidays

Name: James Meier
Email: jamesm@vallnet.com
City: Petersburg/TN/USA
Date: 12/23/98
Comments
I have a Compaq Presario 4814 and have been connecting at 31200 bps. I downloaded and installed Ltmodem.vxd and have connected three times at 115200 bps. I realise that going from K56flex to .V90 was never intended to increase speed, but it has on my computer.
Thank you!

Name: Thumper Higley
Email: r.higley@pbnec.com
City: salt lake city, ut, usa
Date: 12/23/98
Comments
I am a senior computer consultant with NEC. I perform alot of evaluations and troubleshooting of various modems (especially the 56k modems). I'm impressed with the information found on your site. Although it may be a little bias, it does contain an awful lot of relevant information people should be aware of. Keep up the good work.

Name: Steve Goldstein
Email: steve.goldstein@ibm.net
City: Vienna/VA/USA
Date: 12/20/98
Comments
Richard,
Wow, what a help! I was at LTWinModem v5.23, and not getting more than 28.8 connecting to the IBM Global Network. I have a Brand-X ISA LT Modem that I installed in my IBM Intellistation PRO Z at home, running NT 4.0, ServPack 3, but was too lazy to yank out to look for the FCC registration number. I bought the machine last August from Computer Geeks for ~$1K just to learn NT. I just read your pages, forced Kflex off with S38=0 (used your hack with Hyperterminal--great way to fly), and then also installed LTWinModem v5.32 driver. I have not taken the pains yet to discover which "fix" did the trick; it works (I amnot on at 49.3 kbps) on my first try since re-boot, so why try to fix it further?
Anyway, thank you so vry much for all the wonderful stuff on your pages.
Happiest of holidays to you,
Steve Goldstein
In professional life: Program Director, International Networking National Science Foundation Arlington, VA 22230 703-306-1040

Name: Jon
Email:
City:
Date: 12/19/98
Comments
Hey. Just wanted to say that this site really rocks. I work as an internet tech and refer people to your site if they have an obscure modem or are just totally clueless. Thanks.

Name: DARLAINE CASSEUS
Email: i.e.casseusdarlaine@.home.com
City: SOMERVILLE, MA USA
Date: 12/19/98
Comments
this is my first computer I am excited to use prodegy for the first time. so far I'm having fun using it

Name: Bill Miller
Email: wcmiller@ix.netcom.com
City: Grand Rapids/MI
Date: 12/19/98
Comments
Thanks for the assistance, I wish I would have read this before I purchased a Rockwell based modem.

Name: Bill MacPheat
Email: macpheat@bigsky.net
City: Missoula, MT , USA
Date: 12/18/98
Comments
It looks like you have some excellent information. Now i must "educate" myself into knowing what I am doing. I have had connection problems since I moved and they have continued with a new computer with 56k modem.

Name: Carl Giusto
Email: LAPIENTER@aol.com
City: Alvin/TX./USA
Date: 12/18/98
Comments
Rich this is really a great looking and very helpful site, YOUR THE BEST, will recommend it to everyone I know, keep up the good work.

Name: ED
Email:
City: HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA #1
Date: 12/18/98
Comments
Damn this site hit everything on the head of the nail. Keep up the great work, it is sites like this that make the internet really work. I'm going to try and start one of my own as soon as I find a topic that is worthy. Save me over $300.00. I think I'll go out and buy my wife the cubic zaronia 2 ct. ring now!!!

Name: David N. Cook
Email: pattersoncards@mindspring.com
City: Horn Lake, Mississippi
Date: 12/16/98
Comments
I found your site very useful. It is the first place I got some straight answers about my LT Win modem. I am sorry however, I do not share your glee over their quality. I do admit that "generic" firmware is a big plus. I have an HP 6330 new in 6/98, I use Mindspring as an ISP and they have been extremely helpful. Others who have connection conflicts/incompatibilities with 3Com/USRobotiocs should try the 5.32 firmware it has helped my speed. I also received an interesting description/explanation of the modem and why it produces so many incompatability problems with other modems. I was told the modem it's self has no "real" chipset and relies on your machine's CPU to operate, therefore if you're crusin' the web, runing background programs and other things your CPU will tend to ignore the demands of the modem. Is this in fact true? For other HP users: HP's web site lists 5.18 as the latest driver. As you can see this is not true. If you need a really good, technically proficient ISP, try Mindspring, I have used others and they just don't compare, especially America On Hold (A.K.A. AOL). Go to http://www.mindspring.com Tell them pattersoncards@mindspring.com sent you. Thanks! You'll find out why.

Name: Christopher E. Noble
Email: jennin@surfsouth.com
City: Valdosta Ga.
Date: 12/15/98
Comments
EXCELLENT site!! Without a doubt, the most helpful modem site I have found. Thank you very much!!

Name: Ralph Williams
Email: ralph-bonnie-kids@prodigy.net
City: Lizella, GA
Date: 12/14/98
Comments
Thanks very much for the information. I recently purchased a 56kflex/v90 modem and had mixed results connecting to 2 diffrent Prodigy sites, luckily both are local calls for me. It was a computer show no name brand purchase, hopefully I can get it to work properly. The modem is a Rockwell chipset RLVDL56DPF/SP if it sounds like I should toss it let me know, Thanks again.

Name: Frank
Email: fsevera@home.com
City:
Date: 12/13/98
Comments
You have a very nice page. We have included it in our Internet and Web Page Writing section. It will be posted on our weekly update of 12/13/98 . Please stop by our site HTTP://members.home.net/fsevera/index.html and say hello. If you would care to put a link from your page to our’s we would appreciate it very much.
Please, tell two friends about our site.
Thanks again.
Frank

Name: Stephen Culhane
Email: sculhane@mindspring.com
City: Matthews, NC
Date: 12/13/98
Comments
I've been trying to find out how to get my Compaq modem to V.90 and this is the only place that gave me any good information. Even Compaq points to this site. You would think they would learn and serve their customers better.

Name: John Falconbridge
Email: johnf@bcw.com
City: Sun City West, AZ  (USA)
Date: 12/12/98
Comments
What a great page!!! The download of 5.32 solved my problem on my 4850 Compaq. Even though I lost handshake & phone answering system the speed of the modem is terrific now. Thanks for all your hard work in furnishing this information to the public.

Name: Robert Dungan
Email: robertwd@prodigy.net
City: Boynton Bch,FL, USA
Date: 12/12/98
Comments
I'm interested in v9.o shotgun (2modem connection

Name: Rob Clark
Email: gromitkc@o2.net
City:
Date: 12/11/98
Comments
Interesting site! I'm not into 56K, though. I'm starting a new web page for Linux folks: http://www.o2.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html with the startling and controversial title, "Winmodems are not modems."
Many people using Linux for the first time don't really know what kind of modem they have; and if it came with their computer, who can really blame them? So, I'm trying to find some organizing concept and have settled on FCC ID's for better or for worse.
Being cutting edge people, they are also running out and buying the 56K, v.90, etc. latest and greatest modems. If I get any questions about these strange animals, I'll direct them here.

Name: Ed Glenn
Email: eglenn@ncwebsurfer.com
City: Grass Valley, Ca
Date: 12/11/98
Comments
My comupter came with a Ltwinmodem. We moved here in April, and my throughput gradually got slower. It was taking 5-10 minutes to load a web page. Finally, even connecting to the isp took four or five tries. My connects were 31,200 but the throughput dropped to 30 to 50 bps. I updated drivers, but the install generated "fatal errors"(Win95). Depending on where I check, I get "no driver", or "comm.drv" I got a US robotics Winmodem, improved to 36,000 but still had install and download problems. But I could connect to my neighbors isp with blinding speed and downloads. He loaned me his 166mhz laptop, and I could connect to MY isp just fine! Go figure....

Name: Joe Moore
Email: jomoore@ibm.net
City: Carson City/Nevada/USA
Date: 12/8/98
Comments
Richard, It did not help me but I found your site to be very helpful anyway. I am another Compaq owner who bought a Presario (1232) with the 56K-DF modem but can not connect at anything above 28.8. I tried your LT Win Modem fixes without any luck but at least there was something to try. Compaq is still stalling. At best they refer people to your site. They must have enough of a market share that they do not care whether anyone returns or not.
Thanks for all the ideas. Joe

Name: Leonard
Email: lenjh@bigfoot.com
City: Ottawa/Canada
Date: 12/8/98
Comments
Your's is the best source for Lucent LT help that I could find! I bought the inexpensive modem on a whim, and soon was telling my ISP help that I was going to put it under the back wheel of my car and go back and forth. One month later I moved house, and now it is supreme! Thanks for your great info! It saved my modem from being road kill...

Name: Albert
Email: dalmacija_@hotmail.com
City: Sweden
Date: 12/7/98
Comments
Does anybody know who is the manufacturer of EuroVIVa-modems??? PLEASE ANSWER!!! GREAT PAGE BY THE WAY!

Name: Anthony Jannelli
Email: jannelli@prodigy.net
City: Lakeland, Florida
Date: 12/7/98
Comments

Name: Michael Van
Email: michaelv@sonic.net
City:
Date: 12/7/98
Comments
I own the Compaq Presario 1650 using the Intel Pentium II 266 CPU. Regardless of what Compaq says about it, the laptop did not come with v.90 updates installed. I remember seeing an AMD version of the 1650 floating around on the market so maybe those have them, but mine definitely did not. I checked the modem Diagnostic program under the Control Panel and it did not state any v.90 protocols, nor did I ever connect to my ISP at speeds over 36Kbps.
I downloaded the full zipped version and ran the setup (didn't have a choice actually since it starts automatically if you double click the self-extractor). Everything works great!
Thanks for the upgrade!

Name: Bill Outten
Email: billshobby@prodigy.net
City: Harrington,De. U.S.A.
Date: 12/6/98
Comments
I am looking forward to adding your recomended 56K.

Name: Dick Weil
Email: weilster@prodigy.net
City: Vernon Hills, IL
Date: 12/6/98
Comments
Thanks spending your time to put together and share all this info. It is tremendously helpful.
Dick

Name: JC
Email: davinci.man@usa.net
City: Modesto, California
Date: 12/6/98
Comments
Thankyou for sharing your insight and hard work. It's a real blessing to find a site like this when everyone else gives you the run-around.

Name: Bill Calvo
Email: calvo@bigfoot.com
City: Mesa, Arizona United States of America
Date: 12/5/98
Comments
I to own a Compaq Presario 4660 and am EXTREMELY upset with Compaq for them not sharing this information and also for allowing to sell me a $2200.00 outdated computer system!!!when I called them for this problem they suggested me to go and buy a new type of modem, even while the machine is still under factory warranty, and that is the one thing that really pisses me off!!!! I thank you so very much for the information and updates, now I can log onto the Internet with speeds of up to 52000kbs, only set back which im a little concerned is that sometimes when i disconnect and in 20min or so i need to connect to the Internet again the modem will go through it's normal connecting routine but this time the modem volume doesnt go away but rather sounds to me as thow it cannot connect and I wuld have to disconnect and re-try again and again until i finally get a bonifide connection. if you have a pointer or suggestion for this little dilema I would be more appreciative. again thank you oh so much for your intelligence.
Bill Calvo

Name: T. Pike
Email: tpike@lbusd.k12.ca.us
City: Trabuco Canyon CA. USA
Date: 12/5/98
Comments
Thanks for informative site.
I have a Compaq 1215 notebook that I had been using a 3 com pc card modem to get 56K
I upgraded the built in Compaq Ltmodem.vxd and find has a more stable connection than the 3com card modem. I get 48000 with Prodigy splitrock POP with steady downloads.

Name: Geo. Hughan
Email: scracker@mindspring.com
City: New York
Date: 12/5/98
Comments
Thanks for your help – and that of your correspondents.

Name: KT
Email:
City:
Date: 12/4/98
Comments
THANK YOU !!!!! Having two "56k" modems and finding out the hard way they just don't work in the average house gave me feelings of anger and bitterness. I had sent mail to OEM's, 3rd Parties and the rest. I tried all the "fixes" they nicely sent to me in their form letters. (which p****** me off even more) and nothing happened.
I did one last search for LT Win Modem and found you site. After downloading the suggested Lucent program and installing I prepared myself for one more wasted effort.
TO MY SURPRISE, THE PROGRAM DOWNLOADED AND INSTALLED WITHOUT ERROR. NOT ONLY THAT, I STARTED CONNECTING AT SPEEDS FROM 49.3, TO 50.6K !!!!!!!! THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE !!!! THE OLD SPEEDS I WAS CONNECTING AT WITH MY "56K" MODEM WAS BETWEEN 2400 AND 28.8. FURTHERMORE, I AM DOWNLOADING PROGRAMS AT 3.7 TO 4.1K/SEC VS THE OLD DOWNLOAD SPEED OF 2.5 TO 2.8K/SEC.
Thanks very much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Susan Quatre
Email: squat@thegrid.net
City: King City, CA
Date: 12/4/98
Comments
My ISP told me about this site. He said to come here and download the latest LT win modem available. I'm sorry but I am unable to locate a spiffy new driver for my 3-4 year old Lucent Technologies modem. The CD ROM does not specifically say LT WIN modem. However. the window in device manager (I think that's where) says "LT WIN modem. So I think that's what I've got. The problem is that My computer has no problem connecting when I use a 3COM 56K v.90 modem. But when I use the Lucent modem, I get hanshakes galore, but no connection. Please help me help my 85 year old neighbor see the wonders of the net. Thanks

Name: Carl
Email: gspg58a@prodigy.com
City: Bellevue,WA US
Date: 12/4/98
Comments
Just browsing

Name: Kristopher Jon Turner
Email: kris@iolnm.net
City: Belen, NM  USA
Date: 12/4/98
Comments
Just saying hello.

Name: Mike
Email: mfurutani@kahala.net
City: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: 12/4/98
Comments
Thank you for stepping in where Compaq trips up, installed the LTMODEM.VXD per your instructions, connected at 46.6 on AOL first time out, this is great. I don't know what I am connecting with on my ISP (it shows 115,000K)but I do know it is almost twice as fast as before. Thanks for your download.

Name: LARRY HENLE
Email: LHENLE@MSN.COM
City: LAKE CHARLES LA
Date: 12/3/98
Comments
LOST MODEM AUDIO WITH UPGRADE TO MSN 2.6 OR WINDOWS 98 ON A SONY WITH LT MODEM ANY KNOW SOLUTIONS? DID INSTALL THE FIRM WARE BUT DID HELP AUDIO BUT DID START MORE CONSISTANT CONNECTION AT 50K VERSUS 44K

Name: Chris
Email:
City: Los Angeles, California
Date: 12/3/98
Comments
I have a Compaq 4550 with a 56k-DF modem. I have installed the 5.32 upgrade but no matter what I do, I still can connect only at 26400. That upgrade has helped me NOTHING. (Ihave tried all extra settings like S38=0 and so on) Any suggestions?

Name: Bill McCarty
Email: WLM@Prodigy.net
City: Winston-Salem,NC USA
Date: 12/3/98
Comments
Hello, Recently,when I send a picture by e-mail on outlook exp. through Prodigy ,it has been very slow. Today, it took 20 min. to send a std. size photo. I am connected at 48000 with a 56K modom. Any suggestions?

Name: Brian Lenane
Email: blenane@hotmail.com
City: Delhi, Iowa
Date: 12/3/98
Comments
I first installed the ltmodem.vxd file in my Compaq 1215. I live in the country and was connecting at 26.4. After installation I could only connect at 24 but when I connected in town I connected at 44 sometimes it would say 115 so I didn't know how fast. Then I installed the whole 532 firmware setup program and as it installs the WinLtmodem I had to change my modem setting on my dial up networking connection to get it to work and it works the same. It's worth the faster rates in town but if you've got dirty lines that connect at slow speeds follow their advice and don't install it.

Name: JCPAC
Email: JCPAC@aol.com
City: Ca
Date: 12/3/98
Comments
Hello,I own a Compaq 4860 which has a 56k-DF modem and I ran the 5.32 upgrade. The modem works great connecting at 48000-49333bps everytime, My problem is when I connect to the internet my gravis gamepad pro is disabled as soon as I disconnect the gamepad works perfect! Any thoughts on how to correct this? Thanks

Name: Chuck
Email: airmalefl@juno.com
City: Boca Raton, USA
Date: 12/3/98
Comments
Hi! COMPAQ 1622 modems are upgradeable now, thanks to your site. It was actually posted by another user on the Compaq Forum! I guess I caught the post before they probably took it down!
Anwyas, thanks for the information you have on your site. Much more thorough than many others, and more so than Compaq about their upgradeable modems.
Thanks for your info, and I will definitely recommend your site to other Compaq users!
Connected at 52000,
ChuckG airmalefl@juno.com

Name: Chip
Email: techspt@garlic.com
City: Hollister,CA
Date: 12/2/98
Comments
Great Help....... Tech Support @ South Valley Internet

Name: WILLI GC GUTMANN
Email: WGCGUTMANN@PRODIGY.NET
City: WARREN, MICHIGAN,U.S.A
Date: 12/2/98
Comments
TROUBLE WITH V.90 ACCESS PRODIGY.NET PROXY SET WINDOWS 98 WITH TWEAKDUN & DU METER PLATFORM SupraExpress 56 MODEM FROM DIAMMOND MULTIMEDIA FLASHER FILE USED TO UPGRADE V.90 FROM 56 KFLEX VERY INCONSISTENT CONNECTS 44,000 - 32,000 BPS DETROIT AREA , WARREN,MICHIGAN 1-810-264 PREFIX.

Name: Cheryl
Email: Frenchfamilyr.c@Prodigy.net
City:
Date: 12/2/98
Comments
I am new to prodigy(exAOL). This thing won't shut down. What's the problem? What do I do? Is there a trick to getting offline from prodigy? HELP!!! I need my phone!

Name: Peter M
Email: rhody@megsinet.net
City: Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Date: 12/2/98
Comments
I have a Compaq Presario 4540. I took the advice of the Support Forum & simply copied the <ltmodem.vxd> file in c:\windows\system after making a backup. This worked, although it caused Windows to report a bogus connection speed of 115200. Also, it did not function properly after reboot. When I clicked on a site, I would see the "Bytes sent" go up a little, but the "Bytes received" didn't change.
Since I noticed another Presario user had success with the installation, rather than just replacing the driver, I tried that instead. It installed perfectly & Windows 95 Plug & "Pray" correctly identified the LT Win Modem on restart. I connected to Megsinet numbers in Arlington Heights and Palatine at 36000. This is a marked improvement from the 26400 & 28800 I was getting before. I don't expect to get much faster connections because the quality of the phone lines is not the greatest here.
Thanks for publishing this update!

Name: Marie P.
Email:
City: New York City
Date: 12/1/98
Comments
My Compaq 4508 56K-DF modem was successfully upgraded to v.90 using the LTMODEM.VXD downloaded from this site. The OS is Windows95, and it was only necessary to replace the LTMODEM.VXD file in my System folder, then re-start. I connected on the first try and am running at close to 56K with my service provider.

Name: Robert Prince
Email: rprince@nonline.net
City: Waterloo,Ontario,Canada
Date: 12/1/98
Comments
I've upgraded to a GVC 56k V.90 modem from a 56kX2 and my provider is not helpful. I get connected using the "&c1" script but when I go into my brower, IE401 or NS4.5 it won't go anywhere CAN SOME HELP ME.

Name: George H. Wolff
Email: ghwolff@att.net
City: San Juan, PR (USA)
Date: 12/1/98
Comments
A most useful site -- a terrific learning tool.

Name: ken stubbs
Email: kstubbs@revenue.com
City: orlando florida
Date: 12/1/98
Comments
you have saved a huge amount of time & energy here with this site. i travel all around the world with my compaq 1200 series and finally found a site that could facilitate a successful upgrade to v.90. i am getting between 49k & 52k on a steady basis with both ibm world net as well as my local dial-up.
keep up the good work

Name: Lance E.
Email: eleco1@aol.com
City: Daytona Beach Fl.
Date: 12/1/98
Comments
I guess this site is somewhat screened for only good comments,Its nice to know that someone somewhare is being helped by this, however I find nothing here at all that has made my connection any faster than it was before I ever found this site. It seem to be a No-win problem that I have waisted alot of time on and got nowhere! My presario 4660 with it's 56k-df modem does however work with the 5.20,5.23,5.32 LT drivers but my connection's never got any faster. Bellsouth has checked my phone lines 3 times in the past 9 months and says "everything fine" but still only 28.8 connections. MY only solution was to force a V.34+ connection with the 5.32 LT driver which was not easy to figure out, and only increased my connection to AOL from 28.8 to 31.2 (sometimes 33.6). To do this, after installing the 5.32 LT Winmodem driver on my presario, I took the file named ltmodem.vxd version 1.4.10 or version 1.3.12 and copy and pasted it into the C:>windows>system folder,thus replacing the file ltmodem.vxd version 5.32. Next I had to use the S38=0 command in the AOL 4.0 Setup>Expert setup>modem's tab> double click whatever modem's listed> Edit Commands,the string did say AT&F&C1&D2S95=1^M and I changed it to AT&F&C1&D2S38=0^M, this would normally disable K-flex and force a V.90 connection, but since the ltmodem.vxd file is now version 1.4.10 or 1.3.12 it will disable K-flex an force only a V.34+ connection, your still using 5.32's firmware,but just the file ltmodem.vxd is changed. ( using the S38=0 command in the modem control panel>advanced settings>extra settings had no effect except in the hyper termial program, AOL 4.0 is not affected by the extra settings window.)
Well anyway I learned alot this site,its just too bad it did'nt help me any.

Name: ERNIE
Email: ecclean@aol.com
City: mia.fl.
Date: 11/30/98
Comments
HELLO THERE I have a compaq 4640 and i've been waiting for an upgrade since i bought this computer. compaq FAQ sent me here.I downloaded the complete file (compaq said to download only the vxd file.but from personal experience i found it's better to do the full package than to do just a file that way there is less things that can go wrong)On my first connetion with aol it showed 48800 compared to 26000 or to 28000 thank you

Name: Phil McCloud
Email: philmc@teleport.com
City: Portland, OR (USA)
Date: 11/30/98
Comments
OMG...finally, after months of bickering and fighting with Compaq about thier failure to provide support/upgrades as promised for thier 56k-df modem I've found a place where my modem is humming quite nicely now. Previous connect rates averaged 32000-34000 (at best). Now, I'm consistently connecting at 48000. Not the 56000 I'd like to see, but a heck of a lot better than the crappy rates Compaq was allowing me with thier un-supported modem.

Name: Marv
Email: racer@ll.net
City: Owatonna,MN. USA
Date: 11/30/98
Comments
glad i found you. I got ripped off by Coumputer City about a yr ago. Thanks for the info

Name: George Caufield
Email: gcauf@pacific.net.sg
City: Singapore
Date: 11/29/98
Comments
Great Job and a great help for someone in another country who lives on the computer to communicate back homeUpdate From Singapore.Tried your upgrade and found that the speed reduced to 31.3k.Used the S38 trick to force v90 and it did not help. I am running on a presario 4640 333mhz and the modem which came with the machine is a 336k-dfi, 56k upgradeable.My ISP is true V90 and I have an ACER notebook 311T with internal modem which comes in at 52k to the ISP all the time.(Lucent Modem I think) Any suggestions ??? Thanks from Singapore See Ya

Name: Charles Sanders
Email: charlessanders1@prodigy.net
City: Waverly , Iowa, USA
Date: 11/29/98
Comments
I recently upgraded my modem from 33.6 to a 56K. My problem is there are no 56K servers for the Waterloo, Iowa area ( except Cedar Rapids which is Long Dististance). I've dialed into the "888" number but had max connections of 32.2 . Question: When will a 56k server be installed for the Waterloo, IA. area?
P.S. My modem is a 3-COM U.S. ROBOTICS 56K*Winmodem with V.90 56k standard and x2 technology.

Name: Pierre Graveline
Email: graveline@csi.com
City: Montreal PQ Canada
Date: 11/28/98
Comments
I have a COMPAQ 1650 Presario with a 56K-DF modem and I was looking ever since I bought it to upgrade to v.90. My ISP supports v.90 at a special dial-in number. Well, I downloaded the .vxd file only from your site and replaced the existing one on my computer and rebooted. That's all. Now when I connect I hear the different handshake (what a relief) and the DUN icon in the systray now displays a connection rate of 115,200 bps!!!!!!!!!!! I know this is probably wrong but nevertheless, my modem is now TWICE as fast, probably connecting at the maximum possible speed (5X), from the usual 33,6 I had before. THANKS A MILLION.

Name: Gary Dillard
Email: go_g8ors@prodigy.net
City: Stuart, FL
Date: 11/28/98
Comments
I can't believe Prodigy Internet has a link to your site! I have a 56K Flex / V.90 modem and have never connected above 28.8 - the local standard here was X2. My oddball problem is that I can only connect to one local access number; However, once I connect to that number, I can then logoff and connect to any other number as if nothing ever happened (still only at 28.8). This happens every time I restart Win98. Now Prodigy is getting rid of that dialup, so I will be stuck.

Name: Vincent Bayer
Email: galax@pinn.net
City: Hampton,VA
Date: 11/28/98
Comments
Came to your site looking for an answer to why my modem connects OK, but I can't hear the handshake anymore. Didn't find an answer, but did find a great web site. Really enjoyed it------Thank you!

Name: Eric
Email: Eric@cityofnewportbeach.com
City: Newport Beach,Ca Usa
Date: 11/28/98
Comments
Here's a new twist for Compaq users. I followed Compaq's suggestion about just renaming and replacing the Ltmodem.vxd file. After that my system would not boot up. I would get a "Windows Protection Error" message and then I can only get into safe mode where I can rename everything back and boot up back to normal. Anyone have any ideas??

Name: Mike Beardmore
Email: cflute@prodigy.net
City: Fort Worth,  Tx. U.S.A.
Date: 11/28/98
Comments
I found this site very helpful.I looking foward to connecting at some faster speeds. I appreciate the line speed tests a well!This is good stuff!

Name: Donna Doty
Email: athena57@swcp.com
City: Albuquerque, NM
Date: 11/27/98
Comments
You are a DOLL, I got so frustrated with Compaq...I even tried my ISP. I found your site through the FAQ board at Compaq. (I guess they can't be that bad if they left it, eh?) I was connecting at 26400 and 32000, now I'm at 49,333 first shot.

Name: Jim Doering
Email: cdoering@prodigy.net
City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date: 11/27/98
Comments
Could you explain what a 56k Flex modem is. I have one with my IBM Aptiva and am also a Prodigy Internet subscriber. Thanks Jim PS your site is very informative and I commend you for your effort.

Name: I go by Viper on the Net
Email: Viper61294@aol.com
City: Charlotte, NC, USA
Date: 11/25/98
Comments
This site is very informative. However, it does not explain with the AT commands if you place the commands in EXTRA SETTINGS or in the Init String. I'm on AOL 4.0, and it gives you the options. However, still very useful.

Name: Brad Noland
Email: noland@npcc.net
City: Millersburg, IN
Date: 11/25/98
Comments
I have a Compaq Presariop 4550 and have been experimenting with various firmware that I was able to find thanks to your fabulous site. I have been able to successfully use the ltmodem.vxd file from all of the vendors without any problems, but I have got the best results by running the full setup from versions 5.29 and 5.32 ( this does change the "name" of the modem from Presario 56k-DF to LT Winmodem, but doesn't cause any problems). They are both considerably better for me than anything else that I have tried, but I rank them as equals since there is no detectable difference in performance between them on my system. I live in a very rural area and only have one ISP to choose from and sometimes I can not connect at all when forcing a v.90 connection and must revert to flex. When this happens, I actually get a WORSE connection than I did with the drivers that came preinstalled from Compaq. So it's possible that anyone who is using a provider that is still usig flex, may not see an improvement by trying out the different firmware, and may actually end up in worse shape. But for everybody who is tired of waiting for Compaq to release a v.90 upgrade for their modems: Here it is ,and it WORKS. Thanks for all of the great info on this site. Brad Noland

Name: Dave
Email:
City: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date: 11/24/98
Comments
At the Compaq forum, they posted good news and bad news. The bad news was that their V90 upgrade has been delayed until Feb '99. The good news is that they have your web site as a fix. Their instructions are that we only copy the LTMODEM.VXD file. I tried it but lost all modem audio, ie. handshake and voice capability in my Compaq VSC modem. Apparently it only works for DF modems. The rest of the people with voice modems have to wait.

Name: Lisa J.
Email:
City:
Date: 11/23/98
Comments
Just installed the 5.32 version on my Compaq 4862. I ran the full setup app and had the same problem as Gary did but believe this work around will solve it. (P.S. I'm running Win98) First, do the Find on 'serwave.vxd' and note the location. Then go into Control Panel...Add New Hardware applet, let it find that the Voice for Modem Wave (oops, name might not be right) isn't installed (it should have a yellow exclamation point over the device). When it asks where is the best place to find the driver, point it to the location that you noted above and press OK. Everything should work after a reboot. Anyway, I now have connect speeds of 46,666 with the forced v90 which beats the you-know-what with the 24,600-26600 I was getting before. Thank you SO MUCH for the information!

Name: John Taylor
Email:
City: Sherburn in Elmet, UK
Date: 11/22/98
Comments
Fantastic site. V helpful, and I loved the Hawiian music test too.

Name: Bubble Boy
Email: hcs@nospam.iinet.net.au
City: Australia
Date: 11/22/98
Comments
This is a very helpful site. I'm tweaking my online gamimg connection to try to avoid that dreaded phone jack popping up again. Thanx . cya.

Name: Brian
Email: bmalhiot@juno.com
City:
Date: 11/21/98
Comments
Thanks for the info I deal with these topics on a daily basis as I work for an ISP that is x2 or v.90 it has been my experience that x2 is much faster than flex and v.90 is worse than both it has also been my experience that USR is the best modems that there is.

Name: Gunnar Andersen
Email: gundersa@online.no
City: Oslo / Norway
Date: 11/21/98
Comments
Hi !
I have a Lucent 1643 Modem with two connectors on it, one with two pins and one with four pins. Do you know where i can get the pin defenitions of them ? My email address is gundersa@online.no
Gunnar Andersen

Name: Chris Holmes
Email: ctholmes@earthlink.net
City: Frisco,Texas(near Dallas)
Date: 11/21/98
Comments
Thanks for all the help. Good song to. Can you send some info on the singer.

Name: Terry Lane
Email: arizona_cowboy@prodigy.net
City: Scottsdale, Az
Date: 11/21/98
Comments
I found your site very interesting. However I am a newbie to modem info. I am currently using a 233 Hewlett Packard machine with windows 98, 64 megs ram. I am wanting to upgrade my modem. I currently have a U.S. Robotics 33600 fax plug & play modem internal. I would like your feedback and recommendation on a new modem and would like to learn more about v.90.
Thank You in advance for your time. Terry Lane

Name: Michael Parlett
Email: Parlett316@aol.com
City: Bel Air, MD, USA
Date: 11/20/98
Comments
I have a Sound 4 Winmodem that was supplied with my NEC Ready computer. When I tried to upgrade to 98, Windows rejected my modem and no driver update that the NEC homepage has will fix the problem. If someone knows how to fix this problem please e-mail me.

Name: Pat Murphy
Email: patmurphy1@prodigy.net
City: San Francisco, California
Date: 11/19/98
Comments
I'm just trying to absorb the 56K v.90 thing, and am grateful you provide so much information. I used Prodigy Internet with a 33.3K modem, and don't want to be left in the dust of history. If you have email notification or a newsletter, please add me.

Name: J. Habañero
Email:
City: La Mesa, CA, USA
Date: 11/17/98
Comments
This is just GREAT!!! Before visiting this site and downloading the new firmware, I was getting dropped every 10-15 minutes and speeds at about 36000. Now, I can connect indefinatly, I get speeds from 44000 to 49000, and the computer runs about twice as fast when connected. Thanks for makeing the $35 investment worth every penny!

Name: Cris
Email:
City: Pampanga - Phillipines
Date: 11/17/98
Comments
Great site! I can't believe all the information that you have here.

Name: Alisa Smith
Email:
City: Atlanta, GA
Date: 11/7/98
Comments
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! Thanks for all of your help.

Name: Drcam
Email: Drcam2@hotmail.com
City: CA,USA
Date: 11/6/98
Comments
I loved your site, I was having probs with my new USR x2 v.90 modem and you helped me understand them. I have fix most of them and can connect @ 49333 most of the time (sometimes I still get dropped, but not too often.)called USR and got six diff configs to fix it, but pnp seems to work the best. Anyways thanks for a great site!

Name: Allan Garland
Email: awgar@pols.com
City: Oklahoma City, OK
Date: 11/1/98
Comments
I guess I'm one of the few out here who couldn't be more pleased with my LT Win Modem. I consistently get 50000bps with an occasional 48000. I downloaded the Java JDK1.1 patch (from Sun) last night, starting at 8.8kps and finished at 5.6kps.
I thought Lucent manufactured the modem until I read your page. Now I'm not sure I want to bother pulling the card just to get information that I'd be sorry I used. I couldn't connect to Lucent's Micro site, by the way - timed out or 404.
Thanks for the great site

Name: jim jacobsen
Email: jbjacob@bellsouth.net
City: greenville/sc/usa
Date: 10/26/98
Comments
it is nice to know that i am not alone but it does not solve the problem. on my sony 201 i replaced the lucent modem with a creative labs 56k and now get good results but my laptop has a built in lucent that went from 28000 to 26000 when i "upgraded "this is not acceptable and is really not our problem. Is any body putting together a class action out there against lucent since they are obviously not delivering what they promise and did or should have known that they were sucking us all in as well as our computer makers.

Name: John  Kinney
Email: JVK52TD@AOL.COM
City: Danville    IL       USA
Date: 10/25/98
Comments
I have downloaded the new V90 from the Sony site. My connection speeds have dropped. I have two servers, AOL & Soltec (local provider). My connections on AOL were 28800 & 26400, best I got after V90 was 24000!!!! Soltec connections were 31200 before V90 and 26400 after!!! Both AOL & Soltec support the new V90. Needless to say I have reinstalled my old K56 modem and I am looking for help.. I have a Sony 240 computer which cost me a lot of money and has not performed to my expectations since day one !!!! Any ideas??? e-mail me
Thanks For Your Time, John

Name: Ken Prom
Email: kprom@cyberg8t.com
City: Alta Loma, CA
Date: 10/25/98
Comments
Great site. I see that I share the frustrations of many others.
I have a Zoom 2949 Dual Mode (V.90 & k56 FLEX I got consistent 56 connections for 2.5 weeks then overnight I went to 1 in 20. If I don't connect at 56k rates I drop to V.34 and get 21.6. GTE gives standard line of only voice connections are required. Frustrating. My ISP worked with to the point I brought my to their office dialed out from there and connected at 44.0+ on 10 out of 10 tries. ZOOM gave me some modem commands to test line noise. I consistently show high noise levels. GTE just won't do anything special to solve the problem

Name: Ken Prom
Email: kprom@cyberg8t.com
City: Alta Loma, CA
Date: 10/25/98
Comments
I have a Zoom 2949 Dual Mode (V.90 & k56 FLEX I got consistent 56 connections for 2.5 weeks then overnight I went to 1 in 20. If I don't connect at 56k rates I drop to V.34 and get 21.6. GTE gives standard line of only voice connections are required. Frustrating. My ISP worked with to the point I brought my to their office dialed out from there and connected at 44.0+ on 10 out of 10 tries.

Name: Steve
Email: stevekan@attcanada.net
City: Kanata, Ontario, Canada
Date: 10/23/98
Comments
Wow, finally some good info on LT Win Modems. From the information on your site I have gone from a 33600 connection up to a 49333 almost 100% of the time. It's a shame IBM and Hewlit can't help us with these relatively simple solutions. Thanks for an excellent site.

Name: Robert LeBeck
Email: joho@halcyon.com
City: Kirkland, WA USA
Date: 10/22/98
Comments
I'm still a novice, looking to put a 56k modem (or so I thought) into a 'new' Pentium. Looking for some info on the 'Win Modem', my suspicious nature led me to this site. Looking at the Rockwell '56k White Paper' reminded me of my second Networking Theory course in the Winter of '97 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This appears to be a great site and I'm going to utilise it as best I can AND recommend it. Thanks for all of your work!

Name: Ted Saari
Email: Theoisle@aol.com
City: Hoffman Estates, IL USA
Date: 10/15/98
Comments
Well, I'm back to say my problems are over. I social engineered a fix through an Ameritech Technical Manager and got them to remove the DAMN pairspan multiplexer from my telephone lines. I am now connecting for the first time ever at 50.7K!! I am running a 56K sportster V.90 and it is Smokin'!! Telephone lines make all the difference. I am running on straight copper to the CO and that is the only way to go. Good luck people!

Name: Michel Humair
Email: mhumair@tassie.net.au
City: Bruny Island, Australia
Date: 10/14/98
Comments
Best Modem Site on the net. The manufacturers don't seem to be giving away to much of the real info. Keep up the good work. Still have not managed to solve my problem with this fancy, expensive little self memory OLITEC modem from France. Would appreciate response from another desperate OLITEC "mate".
Another retired computer "mate" and farmer on Bruny Island in Australia.
Regards, Michel

Name: Paul Blair
Email: toadlife@thegrid.net
City: California
Date: 10/14/98
Comments
Lt Winmodems suck. I have one, and no matter what settings I put on it it wont connect to my ISP, which by the way, I have NEVER had any problems with before. Lucent needs to direct a little money AWAY from advertising and TOWARDS R&D. Nevertheless your site is a good source of info, although it reads like an editorial.

Name: Tony Hall-Jones
Email: thj@nildram.co.uk
City: U.K.
Date: 10/13/98
Comments
Great site...! I wish that I had found it earlier. My 56kflex sucks and is headed for the can! I only hope V.90 comes of age soon as I become the Rip Van Winkle of websurfing with an average of 10 disconnections per hour session and transfer speeds of 2kbps down to 385 bytes /sec!!! um...where was that old copy of Doom??.

Name: Mark
Email: Bugsey38@xoommail.com
City: Bozrah, CT USA
Date: 10/13/98
Comments
I dont know what that last guys problem is, but I think he has to realize that most of us "regular Joes" out here in cyberland don't know a whole lot about modems and protocols, and when we buy a modem we sort of expect it to work properly. I ditto what everyone else is saying and will add that if it were not for this site I probably would have thrown this brand new PC out the window by now. Thank- you, very much

Name: Richard Town
Email: richard.town@f235.n254.z2.fidonet.org
City: London, UK
Date: 10/11/98
Comments
Your experiences are different than others'.
One wonders what motivates you to design a whole web page just to slag off a particular modem protocol, when the educated user will use their own experiences plus a look into comp.dcom.modems newgroup.
Mileage varies according to so many variables that just pointing to the protocol yet supporting another is fatuous
rgdZ Richard
PackLink/Zoom Modem Support

Name: Jack O'Brien
Email: surveys.on.demand@pobox.com
City: Isanti/MN/USA
Date: 10/9/98
Comments
Thank you very much for this splended site! I have been very frustrated with Lucent and HP. My 56K modem gets 26-28. So far, nobody has helped me.

Name: Ted Saari
Email: Theoisle@aol.com
City: Hoffman Estates, IL USA
Date: 10/9/98
Comments
Great information! This is everything you need to know about 56K. I would like to know if anyone has information on the bandpass of the telephone interface device called "Pairspan Q2". Ameritech has installed one so my two phone lines can use the same copper pair. They do this as a bandaid because they do not have enough copper lines installed in this area. Many people may also have this problem but don't know about this sneaky trick by Ameritech.

Name: Luiz Bonilha
Email: lcmb@lcmb.com.br
City: Sao Paulo - Brazil
Date: 10/8/98
Comments
Keep on the good work. Your info is remarkable and always to the point. My compliments

Name: Klon Shugart
Email: kshugart@sciti.com
City: Chula Vista, California
Date: 10/7/98
Comments
Finally a site that has info on Lucent 56K modems.
You have a fine site, with lots of info
Thanks a million!

Name: Kris
Email: jimkris@intellisys.net
City: Altus OK USA
Date: 10/5/98
Comments
You have to love modern technology. An unknown source from compaq support forum gave me this address. I am eagerly waiting for the v-90 upgrade. I have a 56k and am currently connecting at 24000. My isp is v-90. Thanks for all the info.....

Name: Ron Burton
Email: rburton@indy.tds.net
City: Indiana
Date: 10/3/98
Comments
Great web site. The information contained in this site has saved some calls to tech support. So much information, so little time...Thanks!

Name: Oprah
Email: kevinmc@auracom.com
City:
Date: 10/1/98
Comments
hi, my hyperterminal program is not working, every time I try to connect it says "There has been an error, system must be shut down", or something along those lines and I don't know what I did wrong or how to fix it, can any body help me?

Name: Christopher Bozeman
Email: bozeman@aculink.net
City: Pueblo, CO - USA
Date: 9/29/98
Comments
This site has been very informative and I use it frequently when dealing with LT Winmodems. Thank you for placing so much information about 56k on the net, it has been a benfit to our Tech Support!

Name: Justin George 
Email: pamela.george@virgin.net
City: Wales/uk
Date: 9/25/98
Comments
On a recent vist to your beautifull country my mother brought me back a Phoebe56kpci v90/kflex, i had no problems installing the modem which connected to my isp with ease my average conect speed was 33600 so i was looking forward to the day when my isp upgraded to v90 hoping that this would give me higher connection rates but was quite dissapointed to find that my speed conects stayed as they were, untill i came across your site which i think is excellent The firmware version of my modem was 5.04 and Phoebe have offered no update drivers since 7/25/98 so i used a driver from one of your download links and followed your instructions. Know my modem firmware is 5.20 and what a difference this has made, my conect speeds are 53333 9 out of 10 and from what i have read about average conect speeds i`m very happy {and lucky} so i would like to thank you for providing this wonderfull site keep up the good work.

Name: M. Gunner Gross
Email:
City: Mechanicsburg, PA   USA
Date: 9/24/98
Comments
To echo the many thoughts already posted here... simply a great site with a wealth of information. STILL only get connects @ 26400 with a 3COM(USR) 56K Voice Fax V.90, but it's not from lack of trying. After beating the dead horse (Telco, IP, and Tech Support) for over a week, looks like I'm gonna be in group of unfortunates that won't be able to get a high speed connect until the Telco replaces equipment. Thanks for answering my mail and I tip my hat to you on a well done site. I will keep my fingers crossed that "someday" I'll see something in the mid to upper 40's for a connect speed.

 

Name: Chris
Email:
City: Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
Date: 9/24/98
Comments
Very informative Site. Work for an ISP, this site has been great help to our customers and to us Tech's in Support!
Thanks

 

Name: A. Korlevic
Email:
City: Australia
Date: 9/23/98
Comments
Thanks, through this site I got the information and files I needed to get my LT Win Modem working.

 

Name: Todd Broers
Email: tbro@netconx.net
City: Iowa
Date: 9/20/98
Comments
Recently purchased a Zoom Dualmode Ext. wich I thought was a good choice for my ISP wich currently supports Flex & V.90. But I am nearing the end of rope with this thing. I can get Flex connections everytime, but it stalls so much that it could just as well be a 14.4. I have forced V.90 with similar to poorer results. It got so bad lastnight I got the "Old Faithful" Supra Faxmodem 288 back out so I could get into your site and maybe find some help. So keep up the good work and many Thanks

 

Name: J.Breidenbach
Email:
City: Dayton, Ohio
Date: 9/16/98
Comments
Very Informative ! & helped alot. Thanks

 

Name: Arnold Hughs
Email: arnhughs
City: Dunnellon, Fl. 34431
Date: 9/12/98
Comments
Arnhughs @aol.com Have been trying two different USR 3 com 56 K to work in my HP 5030 and have given up. Spent two hours long distance with USR and they tell me after talking with their level 2 person to take the present one back and try their external modem. What's wrong. AOL is no help either. I reinstall my 14.4 and it works but SLOW. Any ideas

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After major problems with my X2 Sportser modem, and blaming AOL, phone co., USR, Packard bell-, I discovered it was the phone lines the whole time. The Pac Bell main office said everything was fine-but when I insisted a tech come out-he found a local junction box had barely working connections. He not only fixed that, but after listening to my tale of 3 months of frustration-had my line rerouted and gave me one analog to digital connection! All my problems went away!
Eric olson
Chatsworth, Ca USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 10:52:19 (EDT)

Thanks a zillion for all the excellent info! After upgrading to the IBM V-90/Lucent drivers and the extra modem setting for limiting connection speed, I now consistently connect at 44,000 or above. You have the best connectivity website I've found, by far.
Thomas A. Wos <tawos@net-link.net>
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 17:55:32 (EDT)

Hello, I am the System Administrator for a Regional ISP based in Covington, LA. My customers have a lot of 56K connect problems. I have forwarded your page to all of them to help them to better understand the 56K problem. We have a digital telco tone running on a very high percentage of our phone lines here called SLC-96 (codenamed SLICK). Where SLICK is present anything above 26,400 is virtually impossible. I can tell them that the Telco has the problem, but they don't necessarily believe me. Kudos to you on your well done web-site.
Les Garten <les@fastband.com>
Covington, LA USA - Thursday, August 20, 1998 at 18:04:37 (EDT)

This is the best site I have found for 56K info. I wanted to blame my isp's for the problem, after 3 I finally wised up (sorry guys). Use a Zoom Dualmode, bought in frustration after endless problems with USR Sportster. Connections at 38-40 not spectacular but a relief that it connects and stays connected. FTP seldom exceeds 2k. At this point it gets me here and I will keep learning untl I find how to get my expensive USR to work. The USR is such a bust. On 1 isp it dumps me every time it starts to download a page - happens 3-4 times on nearly every connect. Once I do get connected lucky to hang on for more then 30 minutes without a dump. Teaked and checked and rechecked, upgraded dun's, winsocks, tried diff init strings all to no avail. I am reasonably sure my system is ok (the zoom works) so I have to blame USR. Thanks again for a great site.
Jim Girard
Sunland, CA USA - Monday, June 8, 1998 at 18:19:28 (EDT)

Love the site, thanks for all the effort that you've expended for all users. Wonderful location.
"Doc" Colley
Tujunga, CA USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 14:43:00 (EDT)

Working as a tech support representative for an ISP has given me a certain appreciation for web pages such as your own. In fact, the quantity and quality of such information is rarely this concise. I would like to commend you on your efforts. Keep up the good work!
Chris
KY USA - Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 16:19:33 (EDT)

Your site is the best source I found in the Internet about 56k connectivity, a hundred times better than the manufacturer's (USR/3COM/Lucent) because it addresses directly the practical issues. Thanks to you, my connections are today much faster. I access the web via a 486/80/32MBRam/win3.11/Netscape4, modem USR x2 upgraded to V90. Pages come up on my screen faster than in my girlfriend's machine, a Pentium 100 connected at 28800. This started to happen when I applied one of your tips: MAxMTU. Following your advice and also some additional tips from PPP-boost/C3 systems, I have included the following 3 lines in my Windows' SYSTEM.INI [386Enh] MaxMTU=576 RWIN=2144 TTL=64 The improvement was dramatic. Another thing which also helped a lot was "having a lot of RAM to 'spend' " and so I've set the Netscape's memory buffer to 4 megs. I did not have yet the time to read all the info you made available in your pages; when I do, maybe I'll have additional things to say. In the meantime: congratulations and thanks for the quantity and quality of the info you made available.
Erik Steger
Rio, Brazil - Saturday, July 18, at 14:17:55 (EDT)

The best site I've found on the topic at hand. Cluttered and confusing but UP-TO-DATE! Hallelujah.
Paul
Victoria, Australia - Thursday, July 30, 1998 at 14:09:47 (EDT)

Best and most informative site I've seen and I've looked at hundreds trying to figure out why my KFlex was so bad. Anyway, turns out the phone Co has some equip on my line they refuse to take out that cuts my speed in half. My roommates line connects at 44,000, mine at 22000. Same equipment. Finally traced the phone line to a "digiloop" interface thats on my line but not my roommates. Called out the phone Co, GTE, they agreed with me but said they won't change it and they only guarantee 16,000. Bastards.Thanks for the W2 command trick..even Zoom telephonics didn't know (or wouldn't tell me) that one. Thanks for the modemlog insights...THAT helped A LOT, too. You are the greatest!
MJ
Santa Barbara, CA USA - Thursday, July 30, 1998 at 18:06:30 (EDT)

v.90 is very line sensitive, more than x2 or Flex. I live near a remote GTD5 CO, which handles only local prefix calls and trunks external calls to another CO which my ISP uses. With x2 I can get 53k connects but with v.90 enabled I only get 36-38k connects. I wish 3com would look into this and fix their v.90 firmware for their Sportsters. Oh Well atleast there "other" solutions on the horizon.
Aaron Stenenui@ILhawaii.net;
Kailua-Kona, HI USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 05:21:52 (EDT)

Will I ever get on at anything greater than 26.4k? The answer seems to be a resounding "maybe"... that is, once BellSouth adds v.90 access and/or checks my phone line. This is a great site...keep it up.
CodeMan38
GA USA - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 22:13:51 (EDT)

Thanx for having this site updated so often! I can come here and almost be sure I am not missing new updates for my WinModem!
Aaron Tessier 88fingers@mindless.com;
USA - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 18:22:45 (EDT)

I have found your website very useful because I can get firmware updates for my LT winmodem. Thanks for maintaining such a great site.
Michael Sullivan Bills00@ibm.net;
Pleasant Valley, NY USA - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 19:13:10 (EDT)

Thanks for maintaining this site. I come here often to keep my ole LTWin modem in the latest state of readiness, though I have never connected to anywhere greater than 28.8. You have created a great resource.
steve katinsky stevekat@aol.com;
Los Angeles, CA USA - Saturday, August 01, 1998 at 23:44:50 (EDT)

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