Modem in P4S8x-x hangs sometimes

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Paul, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Hi all,

    Does anyone who's using this mobo, have any probs
    with modems hanging after so long??

    Its like it comes to a halt / locks the dialup,
    you cant use the net, and the only thing u can do, is to reboot.

    This is in XP.
    Paul, Sep 22, 2005
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  2. Paul

    Paul Guest

    I think is is better to Google using the modem brand and part
    number, than go looking for P4S8X-X as the source of the problem.
    There are some dreadful modem chipsets out there, and some
    good ones. In some cases, the modem you buy, never benefits
    from a driver upgrade (none offered on the company webpage),
    and it is possible sometimes, to use a driver for the same
    chipset, obtained from a competitor's web site. Since the
    companies who make the drivers for "soft modems", want to
    continue to enjoy a revenue stream, you cannot expect all
    driver versions to work out this way.

    I had pretty good luck with one "soft modem" (Winmodem). It
    actually had 1% more thruput than a USB Courier used on the
    same phone line. So, they can be made to work well.

    This page lists a few of the many chipsets:

    PCtel has moved on from writing drivers - though they are still
    trying to make a few bucks from patent litigation:

    Paul, Sep 23, 2005
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  3. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Ta Paul.

    I had Dynalink modems. I chucked
    both out lol. I think their time was up.

    And replaced them with Pragmatic modems,
    which are intel hardware based modems.

    So far, so good!
    Paul, Sep 29, 2005
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