Macntosh.com has released a boatload of modem drivers — 200-plus — that optimize 56K or ISDN modems with the newest ITU 56K Standard V.90, and ITU V.92/V.44 technology improving connection speed and reliability.
Mac aRa Modem Magic 4.5 modem drivers are current with the newest ITU 56K Standard V.90, ITU V.92/V.44 technology, making them more compatible with ISP’s modems. “We even include ‘Compatibility Bug-Fixes’ that help you get higher connect rates even if your ISP has old, obsolete ITU 56K Standard V.90, ITU V.92/V.44 code, or errors in their ITU 56K Standard V.90, ITU V.92/V.44 code,” the developers write.
The US$40 software allows modems such as the US Robotics Sportster 56Kx to connect “as fast as the government’s 53333bps legal speed limit,” and Global Village, Zoom and Supra Connect modems work at up to 52000bps, often downloading faster than US Robotics Sportster 56Kx due to better data compression. The Hayes Accura V.92 modem averages a 47-50 Kbps download speed using the new drivers, the company said.
Modem drivers are four to seven page Command Control Language (CCL) files that a Macintosh and a modem need to communicate with modems and computers used by ISP’s. “The modem script you are using right this minute was written at least two years ago in most cases,” macntosh.com developers write.