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Re: Misc. ramblings about older USR modems
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
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.
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