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Doesn't work for me on Vista 64 bit
on 20 June 2009
I bought this modem as I wanted caller id support on my PC. I do not intend to use it as a dial up modem.
Plugging in the modem windows did not find the modem drivers automatically for me. The supplied CDSetup.exe didn't install the drivers either. I had to hunt down into the drivers folder to get the drivers to install. I could then do an update driver on it via the modem properties, where windows did find a newer driver.
The caller id side of it didn't work for me by default either. Some expermintation via HyperTerminal confirmed it does support it. I tried a few windows caller id repair utilities that didn't work for me. In the end I got caller id to work by supplying #CID=1 in the extra initialization parameters under the modem properties, so that was OK in the end.
The biggest problem I am having is that if I leave the USB modem plugged in my PC won't boot up. It hangs on the Windows logo part of the booting process. This essentially makes it redundant for me. I don't want to have to keep pluggin in the modem each time I reboot.
So if anyone has any ideas on what is causing it to hang, or has got it working on Vista 64 bit (My PC is an Aspire T180 AMD 64 dual core if that makes a difference) then please add your comment.
In summary, because of the setup problems and the booting problems I am only giving it 2 stars.