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US Fax Test Services: HP, Brother and Canon

The death of voiceband modem communications is slowly but surely happening. I started Project Fax in recognition of this, as a way to remember one of the technologies, but sadly from the few faxes I have received, it seems I … Continue reading

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Project: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION of V.90/V.92 Modem Sounds

Just recently, there was a surge in traffic to my old legacy dial-up sounds pages. While I did my best with the equipment I had at the time to capture the sound of dial-up modems, I always knew that my … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Even More Internal PCI Dial-Up Modems

Regular retro-technology service continues with this blog post. I showed some of my vast collection of dial-up equipment in the past, especially my internal PCI modems, but because of the bleak future of voice-band modem technology, I sought to obtain … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Maestro Woomera (W56ERSP) 56k V.90 Modem

It’s pretty rare, but sometimes, your wishes get answered. Sometimes … just sometimes, you wish for something, it turns up on eBay … and nobody else bids for it and you end up snagging a bargain. After the slight disappointment … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Maestro Woomera VW92-USB M240 Modem

It’s not very often certain very particular pieces of hardware turn up online. Lately I’ve been on a bit of a mission in regards to voice-band modem technology (many more articles to come), so I’ve been emptying my pockets quite … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Microsoft ISP Referral Service

I’m not sure if many people ever used it, or if people were even aware of it, but in many versions of Windows, Microsoft included a mechanism for people who didn’t have internet access to obtain internet access by signing … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Flashing a Dial-Up Modem using Flashcom

After some dial-up modem adventures as of late, I realized my Netcomm Roadster II 56k Ultra SVD wasn’t quite as up to date as it could be. It had Firmware V1.53 on it, and the latest version was likely to … Continue reading

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VoIPey Valentines Day: Demonstrating V.61 Analog Simultaneous Voice and Data

The way we communicate has changed substantially over the past few decades. What was once the most important staple of communication at home, namely the POTS land-line, is slowly disappearing altogether in favour of VoIP and mobile based services. Along … Continue reading

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Project: Make a Netcomm RoadsterII USB Modem work in Windows 7 x64

Over the weekend, I had some hankering to get some voice-band dial-up modem action happening just for curiosity sake. I stumbled across my pair of old-reliable Netcomm Roadster II USB V.90 56k modems which seemed like good candidates for an … Continue reading

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ADSL2+ Woes: What’s in a Training Signal?

Visitors who have explored the site quite a bit will probably know that I’ve got a bit of a thing for modems – specifically, the sound and behaviour of different dial-up modems. The sound of the modem handshake, formally known … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Netcomm SmartModem 2400SA

Another one of my “vintage” acquisitions thanks to Kafoopsy from OCAU (again) – I have my hands on a Netcomm SmartModem 2400SA. It might need some retro-bright, but this is an early-ish SmartModem. It’s not the earliest – after all, … Continue reading

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Sounds of Fax Modes and ECM

Modem noises annoy many people – and many devices go to great lengths to mute the speaker after connections have been achieved. In fact, most fax machines mute the speaker as soon as the first HDLC 300bps Phase B data … Continue reading

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Telstra Fax On-Line Diagnostics (FOLDS) Test

Just yesterday, a friend (Robert) reminded me about the Telstra FOLDS (Fax On-Line Diagnostics) test and showed me some of his diagnostic reports. I had tried the FOLDS test a long time ago, but I didn’t get a reply despite … Continue reading

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