Quoting Dermot Daly (dermot.daly at itsmobile.com):
> WinModems are not full hardware modems. They rely on using the host CPU
> to do some of their work - Basically the Windows Device driver is doing
> some of the work that a full hardware modem would do.
>> Unfortunately, winmodems are usually, though not always compatible with
>> If in doubt, and external modem connected via the serial port is the
> most compatible solution.
Oddly enough for a device explicitly billing itself as a "Winmodem"
(which one should recall is to US Robotic's eternal shame one of that
company's trademarks), the model 5610 is not a software-dependent modem
-- just a slightly pain-in-the-ass PCI modem using a TI "Kermit" chipset:
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