New Modem compatibility

Yes, there are some people out there still on dial-up (yikes!).

Have a modem on a Packard Bell that just will not connect (trying to sell it on to upgrade). Tried updating the Driver, but just too techie for me afraid (.INI files and all that) and didn't help anyway. Think it must be duff hardw.

Just want to be sure a good replacement will work. Any advice? Could DABS I.D. me one for example? Do I need to take the thing out first and waltz into PC World? [rather not].

Limited details as below.

But also - someone has recommended some software called ON SPEED (means different things here in sunny Manchester, but hey) to speed up dial up.

Anyone tried it? Does it work?
Current PC / Duff Modem details:
Packard Bell iNet (PC World)
Windows Me (sadly)
Data Fax Modem v.90
FAx Capability 56 kbpp
Protocol v32 or v21
x2 or 56 flex protocol
Drivers from the Windows 95/98 OP system
Bell 212A
Intel AMR 1.0 interface compliant
ITU-T v.90 Data Fax modem Riser

  Cuddles 13:57 18 Oct 04

Have you got an internal or external modem, when did it stop working? PC World and Maplins both do cheap internal ones.

  woodchip 14:12 18 Oct 04

If it comes up with no Dial Tone, try a different Com Port. That's the usual problem. Even with correct drivers Modems seem to have the habit of going on the wrong port.

  woodchip 14:14 18 Oct 04

PS you could also try fitting it in another PCI slot

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