|I'm stuck out in the boonies with the only option for any kind of internet connection being dial up. I use a lap top, vista x64 OS. My problem is some recent windows update has made my external LSI USB 2.0 Soft Modem unable to maintain a stable connection. It will constantly and randomly drop connection. Before the update this was not happening, it started about a month ago (I live in so can't do my updates until i visit my parents and have access to their wireless). I have since bought another exact same modem type with the same results, tested it on four different phone lines across Quebec (my parents phone line, sisters phone line, friend's phone line). So this leads me to believe its a driver/software issue.|
Diamond Supramax External 56K USB Modem (SM56USBV2)
The device is USB\VID_047E&PID_2892&REV_0200 from Diamond Multimedia
Model : SM56USBV2
LSI USB Soft Modem 2.0
DMM1820881 (duno what this number for below the bar code)
Driver Date: Aug 8, 2010
The only way I can get the thing to reestablish any connection is to pull it from one port and insert it into another port ( i can recycle these two ports for it to work so long as its not the same one it just dropped link from). It has constant trouble establishing a connection when it tries to dial out, both modems, all different lines tried all over Quebec.
Any chance of a new driver for this? The last time this type of error occurred there was an updated driver to fix the issue. However there appears to be none out as of now.
PS: it can stay connected from 5 secs to 2+ hrs but mostly its between 5 secs and an 30 mins which is extremely annoying.
Upon some digging, as the modem was a gift, I discovered the device was not listed as compatible for the 64x version of vista (is compaticble for the vista 32 however) yet it was working just fine for 5+ months prior to this.
Intel Core2 Duo CPU T6500 @2.10 Ghz, 4GB ram, 64bit OS, ServicePack2