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Lucent Win Modem 100 second lag time


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#1 rainbow_warrior

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:27 PM

I am using a 1.0 GHz Athlon computer with Lucent dial-up modem and XP service pack 3. After it connects to the university, it exchanges only a small amount of data before one of the svchost processes runs at 100% CPU for approximately 100 seconds. Only then can I connect to my email, about as fast as I can type my password twice (unless something else is using the internet connection). My ME computer (with HP modem) which broke down did not have this lag. Would this service be necessary, or could it be disabled?

Another issue is that under connection properties--options, I have set disconnect after 30 minutes idle time, but if I forget to disconnect, the line will often stay busy for hours. On the other hand, if I am sitting at the computer working, I will get a warning that the computer has been idle for 20 minutes (not 30), and that the connection will cease in 30 seconds.

A less serious issue is that when I try to connect via SSH, but the dial-up connection is closed, SSH will signal ``host not recognized.'' The dial-up dialog already comes up whenever Firefox or Thunderbird starts, and usually when one of them is active and the connection is interrupted. I had set the ME computer so that SSH wuld also bring up the dial-up dialog when clicked, but I have not found a similar option on this computer.

Can anyone recommend a linux-compatible driver for the Lucent Win Modem?

By the way, I miss the old interface on Bleeping Computer. Do we have to reset our avatars?

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:24 AM

Hi rainbow_warrior -
This lists the 'latest' driver for Lucent Win Modem -
EDIT - Try this - http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=23&ved=0CC8QFjACOBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fxpdrivers.es%2Fx%2Flu%2Flucent%2Bwin%2Bmodem%2B90109%2Bdriver%2Bxp%2Bgratis&ei=BUpBTbPcIYuCvgPyktSNAg&usg=AFQjCNFEfyYVZ6oC4dkSI-HNjZn3Ti37FA

Is it an option to use a broadband setup while at the uni ?? rather than the dial up modem ??

<<- one of the svchost processes runs at 100% CPU for approximately 100 seconds. ->>
Can you identify the svchost process a bit more acurately ??

Thank You -

Edited by noknojon, 27 January 2011 - 05:38 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:59 PM

Hi

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.

David

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 04:48 PM

Hi David -
Please read this from Linux on Line - They explain that you are still using M/$oft with a Linux system - That is why this is listed in XP forum area -
http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/Linmodem-HOWTO-5.html
It may be a bit dated , but the idea is the same -
I know that the link was not fully English (Portugese/Spanish I think) but there were not many English links with the information you asked for -
Maybe someone else has a better link for you - I can ask -

Thank You -
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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.

In Australia I pay $49 per month for B/band and all telephone is separate again (US$ and Aust$ are almost on a par) and I am on a pension -

Edited by noknojon, 27 January 2011 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:39 PM

Hi again -
I just wanted to add that if you prefer , you can add a post to the Linux & Unix area of the forum if you think that the replies may be better suited -
This is only 3 or 4 topics below the XP forum area -

Please note that I am not "passing you off" in any way , but rather I am trying to give you more options for a solution to your problem -
I hope that this is taken in the way I mean it to be - To get more specialised Linux help only -

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:28 AM

I think linux.org may be down, because I keep getting the ``Connection was Reset'' screen.

Of course I do not think you are ``passing me off.'' The reason I posted at the XP forum was wondering about any way to speed of the svchost delay.

I just noticed that when I generate the dial-up dialog box by using the link on my desk top, not the one generated by Firefox or the one generated by Thunderbird, svchost does not automatically become active. The 100 seconds started from when I hit enter in SSH for connect to remote host, but before I hit enter a second time, for connect, with the name of the remote host and user name appearing.

When Firefox starts, it generates a dial-up dialog even if the modem is already dialing the same number from the desktop icon. Yesterday, I noticed that when I restarted Firefox on restore previous session and meanwhile dialed the internet from the other box, Firefox didn't actually load anything from the internet until I clicked dial in the Firefox dialog box. Firefox then recognizes that a connection already exists, and the box simply disappears.

I downloaded the Firefox 4 beta recently, but stopped using it because it seemed to crash a lot, and I think nobody responded to the question/complaint about it I posted on the Mozilla support forum.

Thanks again for your help.




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