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Modem identification. Can someone please help?

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  1. Guest

    I have this modem which I would like to use with Windows 2000. It is
    apparently a 56K unit marked V92. We tried to install it but the system
    will not recognize it. I don't have the driver nor can I determine
    which one it needs. It is marked as follows:
    Broadxent PTE Ltd.
    Modem Blaster, (it is just a modem, not a sound card).
    P/N: 245=05633-00
    S/N DE0014005709
    FCC ID BNXUSA-42035-M5-T
    Can anyone please help us to get this thing configured? Thanks for any
    Lenny Stein, Barlen Electronics
  2. Jack Zeal

    Jack Zeal Guest

    If it's the typical "fake modem", you'll have maybe one or two large ICs
    on it. One will likely be the chip you need to seek drivers for.
  3. TCS

    TCS Guest

    Go to and search for the chip id string (like pctel789) and
    your operating system. Instead of giving them an email account to spam, use
    the login 'driver2' with the password 'all'.

    There'll also be an FCC id string that you can look up at the FCC site.

    Or spend the seven bucks and replace it with one you have drivers for.
  4. Harvey

    Harvey Guest
  5. <snippety>

    Ooooh, not good. The Modem Blaster is a 'WinModem,' which means
    that it depends on special drivers and system CPU resources to do what
    any real modem should be doing in hardware.

    Get rid of it. Dip it in liquid nitrogen for 30 seconds, and then
    fling it hard onto a concrete floor. Make it into an output test load
    for a Tesla coil or Van de Graaf generator. Just don't try to use it as
    a modem! It's a joke (and a bad one at that).

    Get a real modem. USR's or other good ones should be readily
    available, cheap, on the used market.

    Happy hunting.

    Dr. Anton T. Squeegee, Director, Dutch Surrealist Plumbing Institute.
    (Known to some as Bruce Lane, ARS KC7GR,
    kyrrin (a/t) bluefeathertech[d=o=t]calm --
    "If Salvador Dali had owned a computer, would it have been equipped
    with surreal ports?"
  6. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    It could be a Creative modem, model DI5630/DI5631/DI5633.

    If so, go to

    If it uses Conexant chips (is it a Conexant HCF controllerless
    modem?), then you could try a generic driver:

    To determine the chipset type, run Conexant's ListModem app:

    - Franc Zabkar
  7. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    If it's a controllerless modem (eg Conexant HCF), then I wouldn't
    worry too much. The DSP, which does most of the work, is implemented
    in the modem's hardware. OTOH, if you have a softmodem (eg Conexant
    HSF), then the CPU intensive DSP functions are handled via software.

    - Franc Zabkar
  8. JR North

    JR North Guest

    If the OS can't see it, it's defective. The drivers won't help.
  9. True statement, however it may be a case of the modem being in, the proper
    driver not being found, and then not asking again. I would pull it out,
    start up, shut down, put it back in, reboot and see if it picks it up. I
    found some drivers here that might work - you just have to try some.

  10. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    Conexant's listmodem utility should be able to find the modem ... if
    it is functional.

    - Franc Zabkar
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