Motorola SM56 PCI internal modem keeps disconnecting. Does it work for anyone with XP reliably?
Posted on 2004-11-29
Is this modem a load of rubbish or has anyone actually managed to make it work (in XP)?
I used to use a system with a PC-Chips 810LMR motherboard which came with a CNR modem. This worked fantastically reliably with Windows Me, even though Win Me was absolutely rubbish.
I have just built a new PC with Win XP Pro. I have installed a modem that I had that had never been used. It was in a box without a manufacturers name. But one of the chips on the board said Motorola on it so I installed the drivers for the SM56 that I had on a CD.. Does anyone know how to check what the modem actually is for definite?
Anyway, the modem works and seems to work well but then disconnects for no reason. If this is a problem with the line or my extension cable then why was I so successful with my old PC?
Unfortunately I have no CNR connector on my new Asus motherboard.
I tried installing the newest driver on the Motorola site and my modem no longer worked.
The driver before that one on the Motorola site works but still has this disconnecting problem.
I notice that it says on the Motorola site that the driver is a speakerphone modem, whereas the one that I had on CD was for a fax modem, which I think is more likely the case. Do you think this would matter to the operation of the modem?
Is the SM56 just really sensitive to noise on the telephone line or something?