Category: Network & Modem
Manufacturer: Agere Systems Inc. ‚Äö√Ñ√∫LSI Corporation
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 700kb
Operating System: Win XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.1.46 / Jul/22/2004
Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem is a windows AC97 compatible software modem. This device was originally designed as a low cost communication device for use with Microsoft windows operating system. It is also sometimes called a universal high speed 56k modem. In addition it complies with the ITU (international telecommunication union) v92 standard. The specified data transfer speed for communication devices in this class is upload speed of up to 48 kb/s and a variable download rate of around 50 kb/s. But to make use of the card one needs to the install software and connect the supplied RJ-11 phone cable to the cards RJ-11 output connector port. Even though this modem is specified for windows XP it can also work in other windows operating systems. Moreover some versions of the device driver do not have Microsofts digital signature.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem comes with install software and RJ-11 connection cable. While in terms of form factor it has a single RJ-11 port and it fits on PCI slot of the motherboard. It is also classified as a Microsoft AC 97 modem which means that it operations rely on software and free system resource as opposed to its own hardware. Users should be aware that some versions of the driver are not Microsoft WHQL certified but will work on both 32 bit and 64 bit windows operating systems. This modem is also sometimes referred to as a universal 56k modem to indicate its data transfer rate. Furthermore, it is categorized as a V92 modem by the International Communication Union this is because it has download speeds that average 56 kb/s with stable upload of roughly 33 kb/s. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem errors before installing any driver updates.