Controllerless Combo V.92 Modem/LAN Chipsets
Usage: To find other modems in the same chipset Family.
All drivers, downloads & info on this site are found via the modem.
Each Modem Manufacturers’ page also has external web-links, where available.
- This chipset type was started by AT&T, although the chipset itself was originated by Agere. The Apollo name is chosen because the modem-LAN interface uses ISA-protocols. The LAN component is typically an intel i82559. Generic drivers for all variants in the Family are available on the Agere site, but will only support the modem.
Modem controller functions (AT-commands, etc.) have been taken out of the modem and processed in software on the host-computer. DSP functions are still in silicon in the modem. This reduces the demand on the computer’s CPU (not so important these days) and also makes it easier to move to other OSs from the original Windows host-OS.
It is an immensely popular modem chipset (I’ve got one with a Mars chipset)--there are, therefore, a vast number of variations on the same theme. This can be very confusing, but the good news is that most Lucent Win Modem drivers will work with most Lucent Win Modems, regardless of the variation.
These are a development of the original Apollo2 V.90 chipsets. They can be distinguished from the DSP chip:
DSP Chipset Name
APL42 - Apollo2 V.90
APL43 - Apollo3 V.92 (this Family)
Lucent retained the AT&T PCI ID when it was spun off from Bell Labs, hence the MFC name.
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