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"agere modem call progress audio" in the task manager?
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Posted June 27, 2008 at 2:00AM
On my vista laptop i have "agere modem call progress audio" always running in the task manager. Is this for a dial up modem- pretty ridiculous in this day and age to have built in dial up on the latest vista op system? I tried googling around and its junk which should be deleted from one site, harmless deletable software the next.. anyone? Im not 100% on whether i have built in dial up or not. Clicking to connect to the net brings up a selection of either wireless, broadband or dial up. I know clicking on wireless can detect some devices, so that works! Anyone know about what the agere service does? I would never use dial up, if i ever do use the net on my laptop, ill use broadband, either home or wireless. Thanks for any info..! :)
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Posted June 27, 2008 at 3:39AM
"Agere modem calls progress audio"
Part of the driver for modems using the Agere chipset
This service routes the modem's call progress out of your computers audio system
Just remove it from the start up configure in Vista
“Pretty ridiculous in this day and age to have built in dial up on the latest vista op system”
All laptop have a build in modem, just because you will not be using it; that it should be removed
45% of the people in the world do not have the use of broadband system and still use a dial up modem
I still use my dial up modem when I travel abroad if a broadband service is not available
But a phone line is always available worldwide
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Posted June 28, 2008 at 2:29AM
I just wondered, since the uk isnt in your estimated 45% of users not having broadband access.. unless they expect me to travel afar to countries where i am unable to use broadband! The company i bought it from sells uk only, as far as i can tell.. after noticing the modem process being there, i didnt realise that the majority of laptops bought today might still have dial up built in? Thanks for the reply! :)
Ps no broadband access currently on my laptop anyway, im still on a mobile, so i shouldnt moan! One modem is better than no modem. Although i think ill be very unlikely to use dial up unless i relocate to a rural area with limited telephone options :-) !!
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Posted June 28, 2008 at 7:28PM
“The company I bought it from sells UK only”
But the laptop is not made in the UK but in China and sold worldwide under difference brands
name so they have to cater for all need worldwide not just for the UK
How would you feel if you bought a laptop without a dial up modem and your company “Relocate
you to a rural area with limited telephone options” no way to access a broadband or a mobile system
and BT say “Dial Up Only Available ”
I am sure you would be most upset that you now have to buy an external modem and cussing the
computer and software company for not installing a build in one
Dial up Modem still have their uses in this day and age, it like the floppy drive you might not need
it but millions of people still use it.
So one must always look at the bigger picture
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