Conexant USB ADSL external modem problems

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Axus

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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.
 

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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. :(
 

Axus

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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
 

Axus

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

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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.
 

Axus

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

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Originally posted by Axus:
Hi again.
With a router can two PC's access the internet at the same time please
Yep, one of the major reasons for getting one! :D
 

Axus

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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
 
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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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