Us Robotics Modem troubles
Posted on 1999-07-20
I have a question regarding my US Robotics 56K internal modem. After much frustration and conflicting instructions in the box that the modem was packed in I have managed to get this modem to install in Windows. One pamplet, which was put there by the company that supplied me with the modem recommended that I install the modem by setting the jumpers for IRQ 3, Com 2. When I did that and installed the appropriate driver the modem ran like a dog and would not surf to any sites without returning a DNS error. I finally decided to use the instructions which US Robotics put in the box. They recommended that I use the default plug and play settings. Plug and Play set the modem to Com 2, IRQ 11 and it worked perfectly and travelled very fast to web sites. What on earth has happened here? Surely this modem should be able to be configured to work on IRQ 3, com 2. By the way I had turned the com port off in the bios.