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Re: Misc. ramblings about older USR modems

Hi Rob,

Before you go through the hassle of upgrading your firmware could you check
the faxes you receive are regularly corrupt.

I was forced to turn off hylafax copy quality checking because i just could
not receive faxes from certain locations with USR modems.  At first i
thought this was the modem or the sending location but without using
hylafax's copy quality checking the resulting faxes received were almost
always perfect.=20

ie Try running cqtest or similar on your received faxes.

- Robert C

At 10:33 AM 4/21/99 +0100, you wrote:
>At 11:22 AM 4/21/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>On Tue, Apr 20, 1999 at 08:34:39AM +0100, David Woolley wrote:
>>> > One can upgrade the firmware on a US Robotics modem by going to their
>website at address
>>> The modem in question is almost certainly too old to support flash
>>I sort of figured that,but don't USR still have ways of upgrading the
>>firmware on their older modems?
>The modem is too old to be flashed or upgraded using any method by the
>user. USR has directed me to send the modem into their repair depot so
>that the firmware can be upgraded. The new firmware is dated 8/26/96. I
>have received conflicting reports on whether I should upgrade the firmware.
>Is the firmware dated 8/26/96 any better than the firmware dated 10/18/95?
>I am asuming the the repair depot will upgrade the firmware using an
>eprom writer rather than replacing the actual eprom chip.=20
>P.S., I have some additional progress to report on my project but
>I haven't had the time to write it up. I will do so within the
>next few days.
>Thanks everyone
>Robert Side			Voice: (250) 479 8646  =20
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