MultiTech vs US Robotics

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Man-wai Chang ToDie (14.4k)

Back when US Robotics was still an independent company, how were their
products compared to Multi-Tech?

Seems that only these 2 US companies are still in the 56k
controller-based dial-up modem business (Zoom is not making one).

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Man-wai Chang ToDie (14.4k) said:
Back when US Robotics was still an independent company, how were their
products compared to Multi-Tech?

Seems that only these 2 US companies are still in the 56k
controller-based dial-up modem business (Zoom is not making one).

If memory serves, USR had the X2 standard while Multi-Tech was V90.
I think the more popular standard these days for 56K dialup is V90/92,
although many or most ISPs support both of those as well as X2.

So the short answer to your question is, pick one, it doesn't matter.
 
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Man-wai Chang ToDie (14.4k)

If memory serves, USR had the X2 standard while Multi-Tech was V90.
I think the more popular standard these days for 56K dialup is V90/92,
although many or most ISPs support both of those as well as X2.

So the short answer to your question is, pick one, it doesn't matter.

Thanks.

With the noisy telephone lines here in Hong Kong, I could hardly use
V.90 or better. Also those cheap PCI soft-modems are just not reliable
enough to go beyond V.34.



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Bob

Back when US Robotics was still an independent company, how were their
products compared to Multi-Tech?

Seems that only these 2 US companies are still in the 56k
controller-based dial-up modem business (Zoom is not making one).

I don't know much about US Robotics, but the voice
quality on two MultiTech MT5634ZPX-PCI-U modems I tried
was terrible - very "scratchy".

-- Bob Day
http://bobday.vze.com
 
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Franc Zabkar

If memory serves, USR had the X2 standard while Multi-Tech was V90.
I think the more popular standard these days for 56K dialup is V90/92,
although many or most ISPs support both of those as well as X2.

So the short answer to your question is, pick one, it doesn't matter.

In the days before V.90, USR was pushing their own X2 protocol whereas
Rockwell and Lucent were offering K56flex. V.90 was developed to end
the war. Some ISPs then offered X2 and V.90, while others offered
K56flex and V.90. Then V.92 arrived to supplement V.90.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K56flex

- Franc Zabkar
 

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