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HAMR5600TM Soft V.90 AMR (Audio Modem Riser)
HAMR5600TM Soft V.90 CNR (Communication Network Riser)
HAMR5600TM Soft V.90 MDC (Modem Daughterboard Card) (Mini-PCI)
Table of contents:
|Driver Version (found within)|
|Drivers - Linux|
|Drivers - Windows®|
|05 May 2002||v3.00.02.00||Smart Link site: V.90 Linux + V.92/V.44 Windows XP/2000/Me/98/95.|
|31 Mar 2002||v3.00.00||Smart Link generic: Windows XP/2000/Me/98/95.|
|18 Apr 2002||v2.92.04ND||Windows XP/2000/Me/98 V.92/V.90 drivers, WHQL certified, resolves (some) V.92 issues with V.90 ISPs as well as BSODs and PC reboots when using AOL 6.0/7.0 - available from Packard Bell, the same driver is used for all AMR/CNR/MR modems.|
|13 Dec 2001||v2.92.04||WinXP driver, not WHQL certified; resolves issues with BSOD's and PC reboots when using AOL 7.0.|
|22 Aug 2001||v2.90||Includes Windows XP driver.|
|29 Jun 2000||v2.81||Several bug fixes; V.90 performance improved; support added for CNR cards (Intel I-815E & I-820E m/b chipsets); support added for ALi M1535(+) m/b chipsets; voice support & adaptive answer (discriminate between incoming fax & data) added under win2000; self-test tool added; "Safe Mode" (force to V34) added to Control Panel applet.|
|v2.50a||Driver info obtained from Smart Link Release Notes (no longer on site).|
|General Notes||Soft Linux- or Windows-only V.90 ACR/AMR/CNR/MDC "Chipset"|
|general info:||A soft V.92/V.90 chip-less design optimised for Audio Modem Risers (AMR), Communication Network Risers (CNR) and Mobile Daughter Cards (MDC). Uses a programmable silicon DAA from Silicon Labs - also used in all Smart Link modems.
CNR support added with v2.81
A white paper on Soft modems can be found here.
|driver version:||ati2 in More Info|
Silicon Labs silicon DAA: (Data Access Arrangement) - this is used in all Smart Link modems
Si3012 - FCC
Si3014 - CTR21 (plus FCC)
v2.92.04ND Early V.92 drivers (Packard Bell are the perfect example, but others are the same) are suffering wierd connection problems with non-V.92 ISPs, such as AOL. Typical symptoms are a dropped connection with a call-waiting notification - particularly strange if your line does not have this feature active! These problems are easily fixed by either obtaining Smart Links' own latest driver (it is V.90, not V.92) or supplier's upgrade.
v2.92.04 (Windows XP) Simon Zerafa advises resolves issues with BSOD's and PC reboots when using AOL v7.0 (see also here for other AOL 7 problems). To escape the catch-22, use the Control Panel applet (Modem Settings) - Modem Helper - Safe Mode to slow the modem to V.34 to allow download of the latest driver (unset SM after new driver installation).
Some problems reported with some Cable companies in the UK due to the lower line-voltages employed compared with BT lines (sorry, no details).
|AT Commands:||Commands added to the Windows®' Extra Settings box should be prefixed with "AT" (no quotes).|
|Country Setting:||Found within ati7 in More Info & changed via the Control Panel applet (Modem Settings).|
|uninstaller:||Supplied with latest drivers.|
obtain Linux drivers:
(ftp://ftp.smlink.com/linux/unsupported/) Smart Link FTP Site (broken link) 22 May 02 v2.6 for Kernel 2.4.7 which are reported to be easier to install
How-To Install (Mirror - this site)
Smart Link Generic Voice/Non-Voice Driver V.90 v3.00.00 31 Mar 02
Packard Bell Askey CNR1456 CNR V.92/V.90 v2.92.04ND
Packard Bell Askey CNR1456 CNR V.92/V.90 v2.90.00ND
smartlink.pdf (164 KB) - Generic AT-Commands (this site)
hamr56-faq.zip (118 KB) - FAQ for HAMR5600 (this site - contains PDF)
Aztech MR 2800
|A soft Linux- or Windows-only AMR (Audio Modem Riser), CNR (Communication Network Riser) or MDC (Mobile Daughter Card) card that contains a programmable silicon DAA (Data Access Arrangement) from Silicon Labs but passes controller functions to the host-computer's OS & DSP (Digital Signal Processor) functions to the motherboard's DSP. Utilises an AC-link (AC97 2.1 compatible) AMR, MDC or CNR slot on appropriate motherboards. This modem is extremely popular within laptop computers, and also as an OEM (no-name) modem within desktop computers.
Smart Link says that this modem is pronounced "Hammer". See also Ambient MD563X-HaM (a PCI controllerless modem).
18 May 02 Thanks to Fred, Chris Clarke & others for news of the reappearance of Linux drivers.