Sat Jul 01, 3: Wed Jul 05, 7: Tue Jul 04, 7: Sat Jul 01, 7: The guy with the fastest connect speed where I work has a winmodem, but the modem has nothing to do with the speed he connects at. The driver from your PC’s maker is usually your best bet but if they don’t offer one then you can use the generic one.

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My 56k external crapped out on me over the weekend, and now I’m in need of a new one. Not sure this really means anything.

Jan 13, Posts: Winmodem are cheap shit with no hardware and install on com port 5. In many cases, all that is needed to upgrade the modem to 56k is a 5. The DSP digital signal processor may be one of the following chips numbers: People seem to like the 3Com “Gamer’s Modem”, which is an internal modem, but is hardware not winmodem.

Sexually explicit or offensive language. Lucent dosn’t make modems The Winmodems are just “slot warmers” as we like to call them in the reseller industry.

The firmware – programming for the modem’s DSP – is contained in the driver. Login or create an account to post a review. Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius et Subscriptor. Sep 30, Posts: Jaxin Ars Scholae Palatinae Registered: About the LT Fri Jun 30, Contact Email us Tell us what you think. The external 3Com Faxmodem is obviously a hardware modem.


All modems I’ve owned have worked well with no problems, both win and other types until replaced. Oh yeah – just about every PCI modem out there is a winmodem. On the box, look for an indication that it uses the Lucent also known as LT chip. The driver from your PC’s maker is usually your best bet but if they don’t offer one then you can use the generic one. You also have to take into account that the isp you are dialing into doesn’t have a bank of winmodems, but does have a bank of 3com or another quality hardware modem that may NOT be compatable with a winmodem.

I don’t want to invest too much money into it for within the next couple of months if the gods are smiling on me, that isI’ll be hooking up my computer to a cable modem.

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If you think that you might want to try Linux or Be, or if you have a slower less than a P CPU, go with an external or internal non-winmodem. That damn 3COM cost me around bucks.


There are various different modems such as Faxmodem, Voice Faxmodem, etc. Jan 23, Posts: If you commit to getting a hardware modem, it’s a good idea to go for an RSC serial port external modem.

Mon Jul 03, Where to find Driver. If you’re a serious gamer, but stuck on a modem connection, you’ll likely want to go for a hardware modem to conserve CPU cycles for gaming.

What exactly is a “Winmodem” and why so cheap? Who makes good modems?

The may also have been labeled HV90 on some modems. See this picture of a L. Non Lucent winmodems are troublesome and are best avoided.

The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, lucen of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.