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Subject  :  ActionTec PCI Modem at TigerDirect(?)
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  29 May, 2003 on 19:49
I found an Actiontec PCI modem at http://www.tigerdirect.com that has support for OS/2. It costs $60 (higher than most PCI modems but most of them don't have support for OS/2). I ordered it and will be trying it when it arrives. I am using an store brand external 56k modem but I doubt it is working at 56k speed with my ATTGlobalNetwork dialer (it sees it as a generic Apple 56k modem). I thought others might be interested. I will return with the results.
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Subject  :  Re:ActionTec PCI Modem at TigerDirect(?)
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  02 Jun, 2003 on 21:22
I have installed it. It was seen by the OS/2 dialer that comes with/from http://www.attglobal.net and it works great. It comes with three cd's but none are really needed to use it with OS/2 (at least I did not need them ).
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Subject  :  Re:ActionTec PCI Modem at TigerDirect(?)
Author  :  QHand
Date  :  16 Oct, 2003 on 14:48
I have the ActionTek PCI Modem also, but fail to run IBMFax. Could you report your setting step by step? Thanks.

Subject  :  Re:ActionTec PCI Modem at TigerDirect(?)
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  17 Oct, 2003 on 15:41
I will try to remember what I did to get it to work. I will come back with the results.
BigWarpGuy
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Subject  :  Re:ActionTec PCI Modem at TigerDirect(?)
Author  :  QHand
Date  :  20 Oct, 2003 on 12:09
O.K. this is my solution:

1. I have to put the COM.SYS and VCOM.SYS between KEYBOARD.DCP and VIOTBL.DCP, then with the help of PMDMCFG.EXE from ActionTek-CD to detect PCI modem I/O and IRQ. The result will place fellow COM.SYS. But I cannot use only COM.SYS to let the PCI modem work, I also use the recent SIO2K.

Here is my CONFIG.SYS setup:
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rem device=G:\sio2k\esp.sys logfile=G:\sio2k\sio2k.log NoPause
rem device=G:\sio2k\vmodem.sys logfile=G:\sio2k\sio2k.log NoPause nPorts=2
device=G:\sio2k\uart.sys logfile=G:\sio2k\sio2k.log
device=G:\sio2k\vsio2k.sys logfile=G:\sio2k\vsio2k.log vIrqList(3,4)
device=G:\sio2k\sio2k.sys logfile=G:\sio2k\sio2k.log
rem device=G:\sio2k\vx00.sys
DEVICE=G:\OS2\BOOT\COM.SYS (4,EC00,10) <--- (COM, I/O, IRQ)
REM DEVICE=G:\OS2\MDOS\VCOM.SYS
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DEVICE=G:\BonusPak\IBMFax\Fmd.sys (1,3F8,4) (2,2F8,3) (3,3E8,4) (4,2E8,3)
....

The /SIO2K/DevList content:
COM1 0DC00 UART$
COM2 00000 UART$
COM3 00000 UART$
COM4 00000 UART$

Because of only one real COM port in ASRock K7VT2 mainboard, the COM port is used by Acecat III, so I must use SIO2K to detect this PCI modem, then the COM.SYS sets it to COM4. After correct the CONFIG.SYS, reboot. Shift the IBM Fax connection to COM1, dial up!


Subject  :  Re:ActionTec PCI Modem at TigerDirect(?)
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  22 Oct, 2003 on 16:36
I downloaded the SIO driver from GWINN from http://www.gwinn.com . I also registered it. I had been using it when I was first installed the ActionTec PCI modem. I had not installed it again when I my computer crashed. I had also installed the Lucent modem driver but will not be doing so again until I tried the SIO driver.
BigWarpGuy
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Subject  :  Re:ActionTec PCI Modem at TigerDirect(?)
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  15 Dec, 2003 on 19:45
I installed the sio files/drivers. The OS/2 dialer that comes with ATTGlobalNetwork ( http://www.attglobal.net ) was able to detec the ActionTec PCI modem. Before installing SIO, it could not detect it (I used the 'detect modem' feature of the dialer - it did not see it as ActionTec but as a generic 'apple' modem that is set for 56k).
BigWarpGuy
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