Re: motorala 56k pci modem windows XP

Re: motorala 56k pci modem windows XP


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Posted by Gary on December 03, 2001 at 07:28:40:

In Reply to: Re: motorala 56k pci modem windows XP posted by Weeradate on October 13, 2001 at 13:44:09:

The vast majority of modems come with either 3Com/TI, Lucent/Agere, or Rockwell/Conexant chipsets. Others include ESS, PCTel, Cirrus/Ambient/Intel, Broadcom, and Motorola chipsets. I do not recommend the purchase of a modem with these chipsets. As of July '01, Motorola has exited the software modem business and has discontinued all soft modem products and devlopments. Motorola indicates its third-party support center will remain in operation until March 30, 2002.

WINDOWS XP: Motorola's site indicates a clean install (not an upgrade) of Windows XP is required to get the SM56 to function in XP; and, that once installed, the driver cannot be upgraded. The Windows 2000 driver should be used for XP.

Motorola does not make modems - they make the chipsets and license the software driver to the companies that actually make the modems. These companies are supposedly responsible for support of end-users, however, many of them provide little or no support.

Motorola does offer generic drivers for SM56 modems: Motorola SM56 Driver Download Page.





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