"No carrier" problem
grail at goldweb.com.au
Thu Jan 17 14:13:00 EST 2002
On Thursday, January 17, 2002, at 01:50 , Sam Couter wrote:
> The modem was a 33k6 Maestro Companion, I believe.
Correct. It works great on good quality lines. Otherwise, not at all.
> In the end, I replaced the modem with a much older and bulkier and
> reliable 28k8 modem, which connected at 28k8 every time.
Spirit Viper. That was my first "High Speed" modem. Back when I bought
it for $250 odd (admittedly from Dick Smith Electronics), it was the
"Rolls Royce" - superseded a few weeks later by the new "Rolls Royce"
which were 33.6k modems. I'm not even sure if Spirit is still in
business or still makes modems.
> So if you have access to another modem of a different type (and
> preferably higher quality), see if that makes a difference.
Heh... you could try the new "Rolls Royce" of modems - the Maestro
Woomera. But at $500, you're probably better off spending the money on
Some modems provide the opportunity to:
- Restrict the maximum speed it will try negotiating
- Adjust the impedance on the line
- Adjust the power out on the line
- Adjust the amplification of the incoming signal
Check the manual, you may be surprised at what a $50 modem can do these
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