Help with Modem from Time PC


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BIGEYE

Friend of mine has asked me to put together a pc. To keep costs down he
wanted his old modem from his Time computer. Windows XP lists the modem as a
HSP56 Micromodem, he does not have any driver disk for the modem.
I have everything working except the modem. I set up a network connection
for freeserve which I have done many times in the past without any problems.
When I try to dial out to the freeserve site with the modem I get no dial
tone error.
Is this because the modem may be dedicated to Supanet which Time uses, if so
is there a way around this. Or has XP installed the incorrect modem.
Appreciate any help.
TIA
 
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Cuzman

" Is this because the modem may be dedicated to Supanet which Time uses, if
so is there a way around this. "


TIME never used to *lock* their modems, as I bought a K6-2 from that dump in
1999 and I changed ISPs constantly. I do hear that some people now can't
use any other ISP than Supanet, but I'm guessing that it's a driver which is
locking that choice. I would forget the XP drivers, and download them from
the manufacturer's website (if you can find them). If you still have
problems, then get a v92 modem from www.ebay.co.uk . You can read about the
different modem standards at http://www.v92.com/
 
D

Dave C.

BIGEYE said:
Friend of mine has asked me to put together a pc. To keep costs down he
wanted his old modem from his Time computer. Windows XP lists the modem as a
HSP56 Micromodem, he does not have any driver disk for the modem.
I have everything working except the modem. I set up a network connection
for freeserve which I have done many times in the past without any problems.
When I try to dial out to the freeserve site with the modem I get no dial
tone error.
Is this because the modem may be dedicated to Supanet which Time uses, if so
is there a way around this. Or has XP installed the incorrect modem.
Appreciate any help.
TIA

OK, never used that modem. But just by reading the model number, it's
obvious that it is a host controlled (ie SOFTWARE) modem. In other words,
it will not work at all without the right software installed. In this case,
not buying a new modem is foolish. You can try to find a driver for it, but
how much is your time worth? Modems are cheap, get a new one. -Dave
 
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BIGEYE

Thanks for the help. You are right, it is a software controlled modem. Went
out and bought a nice new external modem. Working fine.
 

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