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Conexant USB ADSL external modem problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Axus, Feb 4, 2003.

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  1. Axus

    Axus Thread Starter

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    Upto recently I was using a "Speedstream 3060" internal modem on XP which was giving me problems.
    I purchased a Conexant USB ADSL external modem M/N AMX-CA86U.
    I replaced the Speedstream with the Conexant and after a lot of time and trouble managed to get connected. It ran OK for 4 days.
    Unfortunately my host PC crashed and I had to format and reinstall.
    Now I cannot get the Conexant to work. It connects to ADSL and sends data but I cannot get my Username and Password recognised.
    I have reinstalled my old Speedstream and that worked straight away so I guess it must be something to do with my PC or the Conexant modem.
    I cannot find out how to configure my PC, if that is what is needed and would appreciate your assistance please.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Well, it's a little late, since you've invested in two modems already, but the smart money is on Ethernet connected broadband, USB is problematic in many installations. :(
     
  3. Axus

    Axus Thread Starter

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    Thanks
    Story of my life. Would you explain an Ethernet Broadband connection please and would it be worth changing. I thought I had to have a modem
     
  4. Axus

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    I forgot to add.
    I am running two PC's linked with a crossover cable.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    With Ethernet from the DSL/cable modem, you can use a broadband router and get the benefits of the hardware firewall, NAT translation, DHCP server, as well as very easy configuration.
     
  6. Axus

    Axus Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I will look into that.
    Much appreciated
     
  7. Axus

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    Hi again.
    With a router can two PC's access the internet at the same time please
     
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Yep, one of the major reasons for getting one! :D
     
  9. Axus

    Axus Thread Starter

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    Thank you sir, you are a gentleman (not many of us left).
    I will give it a try and with a bit of luck it will speed wifes PC and get her off my back (joking)ish
     
  10. miasma

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    Does anyone know if there's a linux driver available for the Conexant ADSL USB Modem?
    I can find plenty for 56k drivers but none for this baby although vendors do say that it is Linux compatible. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
     
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