I have a Conexant HCF V90 PCI modem which has given up living. The phone line works, it has the correct driver etc but it just can't dial-keeps reporting no dial tone. I presume modems do just break after a while?
Anyway, I like it simple so will now go for an external 56k modem, but is there any advantage of serial or USB? I am running Win ME.
Modems dont break but might be actually something wrong with the actual modem, you should get it inspected by an engineer, i have the same modem and it has been running strong for 6 months or so now without problems.
Thanks for the info, this is what I've checked so far:
The actual phone line is working There is no 1571 messages or other BT service in operation It's on tone dial The PC reports the modem working correctly-I've even moved the card to another slot without success I checked dialling properties etc and they were set as before when it worked The driver is the latest version for WinME And about every other combination possible!
I can't remember any storms recently, but if there was then maybe it was fried.
I think the thing has just given up, or there is a serious clash in WinME. I think I will just go with a new external modem at about ?20.