AOPEN FM56-PM PCI V.90/K56FLEX
Last updated: 07/29/03
new FM56-PM MODEM employs the Conexant (Rockwell) Mono Pack RH56D/SP-PCI Single
Chip Host to provide a complete set of V.90/K56Flex FAX/MODEM features, including
Telephone Answering Machine (TAM) and Voice Mail.
Software installation is relatively straight
forward, but would be a little easier if the Windows 95/98 configuration
(.inf) files were in the root directory of the AOpen CD: plug in the MODEM
and point Windows 95/98 at the \Windows\Driver directory on the AOpen
CD, etc. Software includes Smith Micro's QuickLink III Message Center.
The FM56-PM, like many Plug 'n Play MODEMs
on the market, is a controller less WinMODEM designed to operate only in
a Windows environment. If you need a MODEM for a pure DOS system, take
a look at the FM56-ITU).
The FM56-PM is well-packaged in plastic and
comes in an attractive retail box. It includes cables to interface
the MODEM to AOpen FX-3D
Plus sound card and the wake-up on ring connector on AOpen motherboards. The
User Manual is on the CD and is fairly well written and illustrated.
In tests so far show this MODEM works well
and carries on the tradition of reliable performance established by it's
predecessor, the FM56-P.
AOpen's Web site includes software, FAQs,
manuals, and detailed specifications.
If you have a motherboard with VIA's MVP3
chipset, be sure to download and
install the IRQ routing driver before installing the MODEM on a Windows 98
The FM56-PM has a one-year limited warranty.