Soft V.92/V.44 3-Chip PCI/Mini-CI Chipset for LAN Applications
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.
- The chipset uses a Realtek RTL8101(L)
10/100 Ethernet Controller for the LAN functions & the SmartLink HAMR5603 (+ silicon DAA + SmartLink software) for the modem functions.
Soft modems have a computer-interface (HAMR5603) + telephone line-interface (silicon DAA) in hardware; everything else that makes it a modem happens on the computer’s CPU in software. Soft modems have been notorious in the past for their poor performance, suffering defects ranging from summarily shutting the computer down on connection to drop-outs and line-hangs. This has been mitigated in recent times by:
It is important to realise that, whilst SmartLink constantly releases improved drivers (which will work with this chipset), the generic drivers are modem-only and do not support the LAN function.
- Speedier computer hardware
- Constant driver improvement
- More reliable computer OSs
Country (how to find)
- ati7 in More Info & changed via the Control Panel applet (Modem Settings).
Driver Version (how to find)
- ati2 in More Info
- v3.60.03: Matthew advises Windows XP connections considerably improved from erratic 49.3/33.6k (with 3.00e) to a steady 48k. Matthew also reports “one odd thing was that with the new driver, echoing can be heard while it dials”.
- Supplied with latest drivers.
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