Need a 56K v.90 modem

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ice_cool

Guest
Hi there,

Upgrading my win 98 pc to windows 2000 pro, and everything is ok apart from the 56K modem (only supports upto win98).

So i need a new modem that supports V.90 and win 200 pro.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
I can't suggest makes/models , but make sure that it's a "real modem" i.e. a hardware modem rather than one of these "softmodems" or winmodems that performs the DSP functions by stealing MIPS or cycles from your CPU.

Chris Muriel, Manchester.
 

petrolhead

Well-known Member
cant go wrong with Zoom (ex hayes),

US Robotics (Now 3 COM)
&

Diamond
 

ReTrO

Well-known Member
It would seem you are a bit behind the times here ice_cool. What you really want is a v.92 modem which 'theoretically' runs at the max upload speeds as well as download speeds. It's worth getting a v.92 rather than just a v.90. Price differeneces are nill.

I myself have a Diamond Supra Express 56iPro v.90.

Can fully back recommendations of petrolhead.
 

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by ReTrO

I myself have a Diamond Supra Express 56iPro v.90.

Can fully back recommendations of petrolhead.

Same here but W2K identifies mine as a sony modem and the driver it then installs doesn't work. There is a relevant driver for this in W2K but you have to select it manually. ( quite handy though as mine only arrived with 98 driver which didn't work on W2K anyway)

Works fine though once its in.
 

Guest
I've got a couple of 56K ISA hardware modems doing nowt. I could let one go for £20 inc., if you're interested. They're prob. an Askey V1456 variant, as I used to have a few of them. Great modems.

Mike.
 

DazJWood

Standard Member
A brand new 56.6 modem PCI will cost you all of £16 from a computer fair.

Even though these are mostly non branded the performance difference in my opinion is nil.

I have a branded diamond modem that cost £80 new and a £18 pound non-branded modem. These both perform equally as well.

As pointed out earlier just ensure that you go for a hardware modem as opposed to a software modem which utilises some of your CPUs processing to function.

Try and aim to get one with a recognised chipset for extra confidence. Rockwell used to be the referred choice amongst most people. These have since been taken over by Conexant.

Ensure if you are using a recent operating system that you have the correct drivers. Out of all the hardware a computer can contain modems certainly have given me the most headaches. They do require the correct drivers and very rarely work of a generic driver.

Check out

www.theshowguide.co.uk

these list the computer shows in your area and certainly are one of the best source for cheap components (quality components too if you are careful and research what you buy)
 

Bogside

Well-known Member
I'm looking to buy my first ever modem; and I've no idea what I'm looking for.

I want to be able to connect to just normal width internet and ideally I want an internal rather than external modem.

So my questions are:

How can I tell the difference between "hardware" and "software" modems?

What benefit do I get from more expensive makes?

I've seen this one here:

www.pcsuppliesuk.co.uk/cgi-bin/pric...ription=&searchgroup=modems internal/External

It only costs £18 but will it do the job?

I apologise if this seems completely clueless but as I said this is my first ever modem purchase.
 

petrolhead

Well-known Member
Originally posted by Bogside
I'm looking to buy my first ever modem; and I've no idea what I'm looking for.

I want to be able to connect to just normal width internet and ideally I want an internal rather than external modem.

So my questions are:

How can I tell the difference between "hardware" and "software" modems?

What benefit do I get from more expensive makes?

I've seen this one here:

www.pcsuppliesuk.co.uk/cgi-bin/pric...ription=&searchgroup=modems internal/External

It only costs £18 but will it do the job?

I apologise if this seems completely clueless but as I said this is my first ever modem purchase.

Would this not have been better as a new thread?
 

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