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|Posted - 4/5/2002 7:20:46 AM |
I am looking at replacing an ESS chip HSP (ModemBlaster) modem with a controller-based modem. Choices are few. Current candidates are USR 5610B (DSP)or Zoom 3075 (controller & DSP)PCI internal. Questions: 1)- Is one better than the other? 2)- Why? 3)- Are there any other choices I am haven't noted above? Am I likely to increase throughput by upgrading to one of the above using it on a 266Mhz PII computer? I have read many of the Forum comments on the USR 5610A and problems encountered.
|Posted - 4/5/2002 7:41:04 AM |
What problems are you having with the modem you have now? What model is the modem? Hsp chip is made by pctel.What OS are you using.How much Ram do you have also.Do a reboot and go to device manager,performance,how much resources do you have.
Edited by - charles on 4/5/02 7:58:17 AM
|Posted - 4/5/2002 11:32:14 AM |
266 Mhz PII with 256Mb ram running 77% free memory going straight to system manager from the Forum without rebooting. OS is WIN98SE (4.10.2222A) with the most recent updates installed. ModemBlaster is V.90 DI5660/DI5665 per ATI5 and chip is DS 1810/DS 1811 per ATI6. ESS comfirmed this was their chip, but won't provide any details on it. Just said to contact the modem manufacturer or I could use their generic drivers. ATI2 calls out RXF2-V90A and ATI3 calls out version V4.43.026-V-1, which I believe is the most current drivers.
My main problem is strictly throughput. The McAfee site diagnostic shows normal throughput at 2.4 - 2.5 Kps. I have manually calculated the same values using information at the end of large downloads.
This modem also bogs down my processor while running as cusor control is frozen for periods of time while downloads are in progress.
|Posted - 4/5/2002 12:55:43 PM |
Please hear me : DO NOT BUY US ROBOTICS PRODUCTS. They haven't been cranking out the same quality as before. See if one of your friends has a Lucent Win Modem and try one out. (Zoom 3025N is a Lucent Win Modem, too). A DSP controllerless will do perfectly fine on a 266MHz, as a Lucent WinModem works fine on my 486/75 with Win98
|Posted - 4/6/2002 12:42:32 PM |
Thanks for your assistance. Time to close the thread. Decided to plug along on the current modem and accept its short-comings as they appear to be less than the aggrevation of poor-quality products.
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