Is the PCI modem modem that comes with the Discovery Suite a better modem than the Winmodem? Has anyone had problems with this one? I'm looking at replacing my Winmodem. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
It is definitely a winmodem and thank goodness you took it back. I purchased one while running '95 sr2 and upgraded to '98 and the modem would not run. I took mine back and got a USR 16bit Plug and Play ISA.
The system is faster and I have fewer disconects now.
Last April I bought this Winmodem that I'm using for $100. It worked great for about 4 or 5 months and then I started having problems. As soon as I realized the PCI version was a Winmodem, I hurried back to the computer store.
I can only speak from my experience. I just think paying $100 for one is a little much when a non-Winmodem can be bought for less. One brand that I had good luck with was Newcom. I've seen them as low as $59.
I spoke with the technician from my ISP and he said that they found that Winmodems (Usr) are unreliable. He recommended the ISA Usr Sportster FaxModem that he was selling at $129. He said they are more solid.
Myself, I've spent $100 on a Winmodem and wont buy another Usr because mine has a 5 year limited warranty and they have not offered to fix it, and I've called twice to tech support with the same problem.