Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:59 PM
I don't know much except what it shows in the task manager. It is one of two svchost processes with user name Network Service. Maybe the other one is connected to the unused LAN. When I disconnect, the memory usage goes down to just under 4,000 K. When I connect, the memory usage fluctuates between 4 and 5,000 as CPU usage stays near 100%, and ends up at just over 5,000. This time I noticed that CPU stayed low at first, longer than usual I think, but still finished at about 100 seconds after connection. If other stuff is going on, it can take longer.
I do not have an office at the university, but I have accounts that I can use a computer there, at least usually. Of course, the internet there is very fast. My computer is at home, and uses dial-up to connect to the university. Broadband at home is a bit pricey, I think, especially if you are not already a cable-television subscriber. My telephone runs $23, U.S., per month, and I pay about $18 every 6 months for more long-distance minutes than I have been using.
The link you gave me redirected to the following search on xpdrivers.es :
lucent win modem 90109 driver xp gratis
Besides that the El Salvador registration of the web site suggests extra caution about malware, the name suggests that they are only dealing with windows. Of course, I am using a windows driver now. My question is about the difficulty finding a driver for this internal modem that works with linux.
Thanks for the help.