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Posted - 7/2/2001 6:38:11 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
To make a long story short I purchased an older sportster modem (model 001786-02). I'm replacing a lucent winmodem, as windows 2000 doesn't like it much. (Using the 6.00 drivers.) It drops connections like mad, and there is a substantial cpu hit.

Unfortunately this new modem will never attempt to connect using v.90. The winmodem did.

The problem I'm having is that the new sportster (external) has the 4.91 firmware. I know there is a 5.00 available. When I try to run the upgrade wizard it hangs as soon as it dials the first number for my ISP. I then have to end the task. I've tried two different upgrade wizard versions now, and both hang as soon as the port opens and the first digit is dialed. (Sounds like it hangs up.)

How can I get the 5.00 firmware if the update wizard won't work? Also, is this the reason I'm not getting a 56k connect. Is there perhaps a string that should be entered to get it to attempt a v.90 connect first?

I'm running win2k SP2. (One other small problem, windows 2000 always seems to add digits to my password that it saves. It does this for either modem. I've tried reentering it, but it always saves it incorrectly. Has anyone ever heard of this?)

Thanks for the help!

Tl Posts:

Posted - 7/4/2001 8:44:49 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message  v.Richards Homepage
Before you upgrade, I would suggest troubleshooting your problem.

The 4.91 firmware is x2/V.90, and if installed and set up properly, should attempt a 56k connect.
The 5.0 firmware, in fact, will results in substantially poorer performance for a subset of owners who are sorry they "upgraded" their USR modems.

To upgrade the modem - I would suggest connecting it to a Win9x PC to run the upgrade wizard.


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