On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 01:53:54PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Of course, it would never do for them to tell the plain truth, since
> U.S. Robotics are the miscreants who created the concept of winmodems in
> the first place.
Um - Much as I hate to jump in on the thread - while the original
"winmodems" were USR (they used that brandname iirc), the original
software based modems were based on the Rockwell RPI chipset, which
could do 9600bps in hardware, but could up that to a whopping 14,400 -
sometimes as much as 28,800 in software. We used have no end of trouble
with them in a certain ISP I worked for in the early/mid 90s - Ended up
being standard practice to "lock" 'em to 9600bps in the init string,
solved all the problems.
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