There are actually 2 types of software modems: A softmodem soft ware modem is a modem with minimal hardware that uses software running on the host computer, and the computer’s resources especially the central processing unit , random access memory , and sometimes audio processing , in place of the hardware in a conventional modem. Do you have a modem-related question? Note that Kanotix has ltmodem, and a find on my old computer shows the drivers loaded that computer does have an ltmodem. Try running Seti while your downloading something

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Personally, I’m still skeptical enough about WMs that I’d tend to avoid WMs that are not Lucent-based, but the LT product has me convinced that Ed’s statement above is correct – and, that the Lucent-based product is “well designed”.

If you get lucky, you might find some further help. In Mar, Microsoft added driver version 8. Do you have a modem-related question?

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

There is a problem with some Windows95 machines that attempt installation of the Me WDM driver instead of the 5. Try running Seti while your downloading something The Agere site had LT documentation, and driver version 8. My first experience with a WM was a Cardinal product How to tell which DSP you have: A WM doesn’t actually use a COM port, but since all modem application software is designed to winjodem a COM port, the WM driver emulates a physical port so that communications software applications will work.


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This page was last edited on 7 Septemberat Zoom has released modem-on-hold applet and V. He just lives close to a switching station and never goes through more than one switch, which pretty much negates high connect speeds.

Agere/Lucent 164x DSP Winmodems

Fri Jul 07, 9: Packard Bell Versions 5. Later techniques used in modern V. The first softmodem-related announcements were made by MotorolaIntel and other companies, back inclaiming that an ordinary sound card and some CPU power would be enough to emulate the functionality of an actual modem, although “sound card telephone adapters” and related software was never released or at least never caught on.

Higgins Smack-Fu Master, in training Registered: Modems based upon this Lucent chipset are also sold at retail under various brand names, and sometimes without a brand name.

Note that Kanotix has ltmodem, and a find on my old computer shows the drivers loaded that computer does have an ltmodem.

Lucent/Agere Winmodem 56k on CentOS – CentOS

Traditional external modems are interfaced to the computer system through a serial port also COM port, RS port, Asynch, etc. By using 56, site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Since winmodems are dependent on software, they only work on the OSes that have drivers for them, which means that All posts 1 day 7 days 2 weeks 1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year Sort by: Do you have a modem-related question?


Part of our modem pool has almost modems and winmodems are not supported. Originally, they had only tarballs, then later they opened up rpm’s, which isntalled themselves.

Sep 17, Posts: Sep 10, Posts: I would get the Winmoxem XP driver from their website and update it in dev mgr device driver update wizard. The driver package does not include support for Win9x, or NT. People seem to like the 3Com “Gamer’s Modem”, which is an internal modem, but is hardware not winmodem.

Lucent LT Win Modem – Index

How is Creative Modem Blaster? Softmodems cost less to manufacture than conventional modems because they had less hardware. The modem hardware then does all sorts of processing to this data, to convert it to the analog phone line output representing synchronous serial frames of data conforming to the protocols in use.

Non Lucent winmodems are troublesome and are best avoided.