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Speedtouch 330 Modem

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#1 BazzaS


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:48 AM

I've a Packard bell PC running Vista home premium. I access the internet via Orange and a Speedtouch 330 modem. I've had no problems BUT my friends tell me that the Speedtouch 330 is now discontinued. I've had difficulty finding stuff about this.
(1) Is the Speedtouch 330 now obsolete ?
(2) If so what's the recommended replacement for wired attachment ?

Thanks in advance

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#2 Elise


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:42 AM

Hello BazzaS and welcome to BleepingComputer!

Until recently, my ISP supported this modem for their customers. I got a custom installation CD from them a few years ago when I contracted them.

This modem is indeed quite old and has a few major disadvantages:
  • No drivers are available on the Thomson website.
  • This modem supports only max. 2 mbps internet speed.
  • Not compatible with newer versions of Windows.
This modem can be handy however on older computers that do not have a Network Card.

If the modem is working fine for you, there is no need to replace it. Personally, I had many issues with it; it frequently locked up and required me to either disconnect/reconnect the device or even reboot the computer.

My ISP now provided me with a Huawei SmartAx MT882 router/DSL modem. I have to say, its a major improvement, no more need to identify each time the connection is reestablished.

regards, Elise

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