grail at goldweb.com.au
Wed Jun 19 19:20:52 EST 2002
On Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 03:14 , Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Michael James wrote:
>> I'd like to put in an unqualified plug for Maestro modems, ...
> I have to agree, I've never had any touble with their products, and
> found them *very* helpful when resolving problems.
I had a Maestro JetStream companion (33.6k) and a Spirit Viper (28.8k).
The Spirit Viper is a lot older (I bought it at about $300 when 28k was
the fastest that telephone lines could possibly transfer data).
One of my friends borrowed my JetStream, and had terrible trouble
connecting to his ISP. I swapped him the Spirit Viper (since my
personal experience was that it was unbreakable) - on protest. He was
doubtful that the older modem could be better, but it actually connected
reliably, and stayed connected.
I practically had to break legs to get my Spirit Viper back ;)
(okay, poetic licence at work)
I think the problem would have been related to impedance of the
telephone lines - and I couldn't remember if/what the commands were for
adjusting impedance on the JetStream. Guess I should talk Maestro about
But just be aware, YMMV when it comes to consumer off-the-shelf modems.
Yes, the Woomera sounds like a totally kick-arse modem, but at $500, it
would want to cook me breakfast too ;)
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