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sKuLLsHoT
11-28-2001, 06:56 PM
just wondering what everyone's opinion and past experiences are with the lovely Internal WinModem, just got one for my girlfriend, and I myself hate them, but according to my dad (the manager) they have had the least problems with installations involving that modem...

at least they still have a rockwell-based external modem....

anyone?

Olie
11-28-2001, 07:00 PM
i've always had external but my friend can get 5.5k downloads on his win modem

Kheldar
11-28-2001, 07:06 PM
they suck they suck they suck

from an IT support point of view - we have the most trouble with them - usually the internal laptop ones are the worst though

Olie
11-28-2001, 07:22 PM
lol

dad has lost about 3 of 'em

Wiggo
11-28-2001, 08:44 PM
They suck cycles off the CPU. :(
http://members.optushome.com.au/wiggo100/beerchug.gif

FrodgE
11-28-2001, 08:55 PM
Well I've got a usb software modem and it is suprisingly pretty good ! It's even an Aztech. Despite the **** company the modem rocks ! It doesn't seem to use much cpu either.

I didn't say winmodem deliberately 'cas I've now got linux drivers for it, I'm yet to try it though.

It's not at all uncommon to get 5.5 - 6k downloads. I have even had downloads at 11 k in the wee hours of the morning from a server only a couple of k away. No idea how that works since it's higher than the max therotical limit, but there you go !


My BinModem is pretty good !

cybermatic
11-28-2001, 09:07 PM
my internal BinModem was crap!
i ended up getting an external Acer modem (not to bad i spose...does the job) and hanging the internal one on wall :D

MySTiCuSS
11-29-2001, 02:57 AM
i've always had external but my friend can get 5.5k downloads on his win modem

5.5 k? MMM I got onky 5k??? :?:

Olie
11-29-2001, 02:12 PM
4.4k here

Wiggo
11-29-2001, 02:52 PM
Well I won't say what I get as it upset ppl. :toung:
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MySTiCuSS
11-29-2001, 09:21 PM
Well I won't say what I get as it upset ppl. :toung:
<center>http://members.optushome.com.au/wiggo100/beerchug.gif</center>

Let me guess 6k?

Wiggo
11-29-2001, 10:07 PM
Not quite but if ya go here (http://www.tweaktown.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33) ya'll find out. ;)
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aznx
12-03-2001, 01:06 PM
6k!!!:)

B3N
12-04-2001, 01:52 AM
I use an AOpen winmodem with a Rockwell chipset. I get downloads anywhere between 4.5 - 5.5k/s. However, when my CPU is under high load (for instance when I burn CDs), the modem will always shut off and disconnect me from the internet.

I play Starcraft on Battle.net with no problems, but I can't get a ping lower than 700ms in Counter-Strike.

Yes, they suck suck suck!!

aznx
12-04-2001, 08:02 AM
lol b3n, maybe opt for a faster processor...:)

sKuLLsHoT
12-04-2001, 11:15 AM
well i really think other factors determine your avg download speed, ie. line speed/noise, CPU load, weather, general ISP congestion

Wiggo
12-04-2001, 11:39 AM
Yeah ya got that about right. :thumb:
http://members.optushome.com.au/wiggo100/beerchug.gif

aznx
12-04-2001, 12:57 PM
sorta right skull, but usally still pretty high

Albinus
12-06-2001, 10:20 AM
I use an AOpen winmodem with a Rockwell chipset.


I use an AOpen external serial modem with a Rockwell chipset and have never had any problems with it. Always connects at 49333bps and never disconnects due to a problem with it (Mum picking the phone handset up is another matter). So yes WinModems do suck - external serial ones rule :thumb:

aznx
12-06-2001, 10:50 AM
i get 50666 and 52000s:)

Albinus
12-06-2001, 11:18 AM
i get 50666 and 52000s:)

Damn j00 Americans with your good quality phone lines!!! :mad:

Mr. C
12-07-2001, 10:51 PM
Damn j00 Americans with your good quality phone lines!!! :mad:

After 3+ years of connecting at 24,600 the phone guy finally got my lines fixed.
I've been going full bore 48,000 for 3 weeks now. And that's on a cheesy internal winmodem.


I hope Santa is particularly kind this year to my phone guy!

FrodgE
12-08-2001, 12:53 PM
Hmmm, I always manage to connect at 52 kbps


Much to the disgust of my country friends !

:D :D

aznx
12-09-2001, 01:59 AM
lol @ ALbiNUS

Onyx
12-09-2001, 05:33 PM
I love my modem. I'ts internal, however not a winmodem. It never ever EVER drops carrier on me. No matter if someone picks up the phone on the same line and leaves it off for 2 minutes, it stills hangs in there. :) Love it to pieces. Had it for yonks - recycled from my P133 days, not exactly have an Austel permit... oopps. :p

Albinus
12-09-2001, 06:50 PM
I love my modem. I'ts internal, however not a winmodem.

My mother has a similar one, an Acer RA20-P. It is just as good as you describe, and one of the few hardware based PCI modems around.

For those in AUS who want a hardware controlled PCI modem, Compuworld (http://www.cw.com.au) have AOpen ones that work really well. Don't panic when you see "soft" written on them - they really are hardware based :)