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Posted - 7/29/2001 9:38:21 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
new to the forum, anything (upgrades)(FREE) to be done to a couple of 20MHz externals i picked up?
options: HST, V32bis, Terbo, VFC, V34+
Supervisor rev 7.3.14
DSP rev 3.0.13
Please advise.
Bob Starnes
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Posted - 7/29/2001 11:11:38 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
The upgrade to X2 will cost you $60 and after that the upgrade to V.90 is free.
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Posted - 7/30/2001 1:32:09 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
Several years ago, I purchased one external Courier in a trip to the US (I'm spanish). I keep it upgraded, but missed in time the upgrade to X2. Recently I have triede EVERYTHING to purchase the X2 upgrade from the mess that has become USR/3COM, without success. My modem is US/Canada version because it was purchased in the US, and neither the spanish USR/3COM service support nor the US one have been of no help at all. They "pinballed" me from one to the other. Finally, I gave up and find this site:
I upgraded my modem to X2 for free without problems, changed it to International version and, after that, upgraded it to v90 with the free drivers that I picked from the spanish USR site.
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Posted - 8/7/2001 12:16:12 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
I recently bought 2 Courier V.Everything 33.6 internal modems (25 Mhz) & have since had the same experience trying to upgrade them to X2 & V.90 that Iqqua has had. You can do the Unimodem driver & flash ROM updates using the USRSDL25.exe file available from USR, BUT when you follow the instructions provided when you expand that file & try to upgrade to X2/V.90, you are required to contact 3Com at 1-888-I-WANT-56 or USR at for an enable key. The 3COM phone number is out of service, as is the website the message tells you to go to instead - 3Com no longer supports USR modems. The totalservice website address as USR is also defunct. USR tech support doesn't have enable keys and doesn't know when & if they will in the future. So, I'm screwed. The link Iqqua posted for the X2 upgrade hack only applies to 20.16 Mhz modems so won't work for my 25 Mhz. The freelsd website looks like it quit being updated in 1998 & so I'm not sure I'll get a response to an e-mail sent there. Any advice on how to upgrade these at this point? Thanks!

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