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Anonymous
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May 15, 2004 2:16:06 PM

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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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Anonymous
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May 15, 2004 2:16:07 PM

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"BIGEYE" <Securitypatch@µsoft.is.invalid> wrote in message
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> 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
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
May 15, 2004 2:20:25 PM

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don't waste time - go get a cheap internal modem and use that.
"BIGEYE" <Securitypatch@µsoft.is.invalid> wrote in message
news:Tdlpc.3450$wI4.382308@wards.force9.net...
> 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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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
May 15, 2004 3:28:12 PM

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"BIGEYE" <Securitypatch@µsoft.is.invalid> wrote in message
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" 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/
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
May 15, 2004 8:03:40 PM

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Thanks for the help. You are right, it is a software controlled modem. Went
out and bought a nice new external modem. Working fine.
"Dave C." <mdupre@sff.net> wrote in message
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>
> "BIGEYE" <Securitypatch@µsoft.is.invalid> wrote in message
> news:Tdlpc.3450$wI4.382308@wards.force9.net...
> > 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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