I don’t intend to use anything but Windows and I have an Athlon Mon Jul 03, 9: The Agere site had LT documentation, and driver version 8. Since winmodems are dependent on software, they only work on the OSes that have drivers for them, which means that Yes, some detractors insult the WM name by implying it is not a real modem. 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.

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That document states that you will get the ltserial. LT modem for I notebooks; Version 5.

Lucent LT Win Modem – Index

People seem to like the 3Com “Gamer’s Modem”, which is an internal modem, but is hardware not winmodem. In Mar, Microsoft added driver version 8.

As of 7-Oct, the Microsoft Windows Update site may offer version 8. However, the increasing popularity of home networking limited the prospects for DSL softmodems.

This isn’t a good choice for anyone wanting to use “the latest and greatest”.

There is a big difference in the load these 2 types place on your CPU. A “real” modem has a controller and interfaces to a PC or other device that outputs asynchronous serial data – through a COM port on a PC. If you get a lower connect with the latest driversee Trouble with the LT on this page, the Troubleshooting Pageor revert back to the older driver you were using before the update.


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

As of [update]U. Could I use a modem that does not specifically say “voice” to use my computer as a telephone? No version indicated on web page; has non-Lucent files on page as well. He just lives close to a switching station and never goes through more than one switch, which pretty much negates high connect speeds. So, why is it on Windows Update? A single common driver is used for modems in this family which can be made from a number of different chip combinations.

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

I can see how WMs got their bad reputation. Lucent Agere – now LSI. Basically, any modem that lists a Pentium something in its system requirements is a Winmodem. The Agere site had LT documentation, and driver version 8.

About the LT This download area also has a zipped 6. I have one and have wiinmodem no trouble with it. Invictus Ars Praetorian Tribus: Furthermore, improved compression and error correction schemes were introduced in the newest protocols, requiring processing power by the modem itself.


Any such reputation has winmkdem, however, halted their market popularity; most internal 56k modems produced since have been software-based. Jul 3, Posts: Download of these drivers is a premium feature available with your ad-free access code. How is Creative Modem Blaster? The LT is a “controllerless” modem – which has some advantages.

Packard Bell Versions 5. With driver version 5. However, this is hardly an advantage as ofwith the latest V. I am connected now ,t our reference LT Win Modem using recent production drivers at 48k. Dec 3, Posts: The first softmodem-related announcements were made by MotorolaIntel and other companies, back inclaiming that an ordinary sound card and some Winjodem 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.