Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Agere systems
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not specified
Operating System: Windows 2000/NT/ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 8.3 / 07 Sep 2010
LT Win Modem is a 56K modem produced by Agere systems- the modem division of Lucent. A 56K modem is a voiceband modem which is theoretically capable of downloading speeds to a maximum rate of 56 kbits per second. From the start of the 21st century, 56K modems were present in many personal computers but their use has declined with the advent and popularity of the broadband technologies like DSL.Many major manufacturers of computers such as IBM, Gateway, Compaq HP and Dell use the LT modem; placing it in several models that they produce. It is defined as a ‚Äúcontrollerless' modem that has several advantages. First and foremost, it is very easy to update the firmware of this modem compared to the others. Furthermore, one does not need to flash the modem whereas in other modems when the flashing of the modem malfunctions, one ends up having a paperweight.
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
Another advantage of LT Win Modem is that it features a broad range of 56k versions. There is no other modem with as many firmware improvements as the LT modem. This modem comes in several other modems such as ‚ÄúApollo‚Äù or simply as ‚ÄúMars‚Äù. It is also referred to as Agere Win modem after the modem division of Lucent. LT Win modem supports data, voice as well as fax command sets. Data modems are those which support data modes and their actions are similar to those of an ordinary modem. Fax modems on the other hand are capable of transmitting as well as receiving faxes in pretty much the same manner as a fax machine. Voice modems support voice functions. The LT Win Modem utilizes the DRON/DROFF method V.253 standard for support of distinctive ring. It is worth noting however that Ms operating systems do not use this standard therefore its programs may fail to make out the distinctive ring. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and LT Win Modem errors before installing any driver updates.