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Smart Link SmartUSB56 Modem Driver

Version: 2.92.02 

(C) 1998-2001 Smart Link Ltd.


This document contains release notes and other information about 

this product. Information in this document is the most current 

available. For your convenience, print a copy of this file and 

keep it with your user manual. 


How to Use This Document


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This file (README.TXT) contains:




1) Quick Start

2) How to verify installation

3) Uninstall procedure

4) Update procedure

5) Country selection

6) Call Progress Sounds

7) Known issues

8) Troubleshooting

9) Disclaimers


1. Quick Start 


1) This version of SmartUSB56 drivers is only compatible with

   Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2000. 

2) If any type of Smart Link modem is already installed in your

   system and you want to update its' device driver, first 

   uninstall existing drivers (See Uninstall Procedure), and only 

   then proceed to install the new drivers.

To install your modem drivers for the first time:


a) Plug in the modem into a USB port.

b) Windows will instantly detect the modem and will start software


c) When requested, point to the drivers installtion directory on 

   the floppy disk or CD-ROM. 

d) Modem drivers will be installed.


2. How to verify installation


To verify that the modem is installed correctly, follow these steps:

 a) Click "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Modem": check for the

    presence of a "SmartUSB56 Modem".

 b) In "Control Panel > Modems > Properties > Diagnostics" click on 

    "Query Modem" button and check that the modem responds.

To Check that the modem is working properly:

 a) Open "Hyper Terminal".

 b) Select the "SmartUSB56 Modem" or "Direct to port" option.

 c) Type ATI1, ATI2 or ATI3 and make sure you receive the modem IDs. 

    Dial any accessible phone number, and see that that phone rings.

    Dial to another modem (ATDTxxx or via the dial button of the     

    TAPI interface) and see that a modem session is established.

    If you have successfully connected, then the modem has been     

    successfully installed.


3. Uninstall Procedure


a) Click "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs".

b) Select "SmartUSB56 Modem".

c) Click the "Add/Remove" button.

d) Modem drivers will be uninstalled. You may un-plug the modem 

   from the USB port.


4. Update Procedure


To update your modem drivers, uninstall previous drivers 

(see above procedure) and reboot your system.


When the system detects the modem and asks for disk, press "Browse"

and select the updated driver disk in the floppy drive or CD-ROM


New drivers will be installed.


5. Country Selection


To change the country setting, follow these steps:

   a) Click "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Modem Settings".

   b) Select the required country from the list.

   c) Click "Ok".


   a) Using a terminal program (such as Hyper Terminal), issue 

      an AT+GCI command to select the desired country.

For information about the usage of AT+GCI commands, refer to an

updated version of the AT-Commands manual, available on Smart Link 

web site (

To verify the change has taken effect:

a) Open HyperTerminal and select your modem

b) Type "ATI7"

c) Verify that the correct country name is displayed


6. Call Progress Sounds


SmartUSB56 modems typically support only one method for monitoring 

call progress (dialtone, DTMF dialing, etc...) through the audio 


* Connect speakers to the audio card speaker output.

* While COM port is open, click the right mouse button on SLLights 

  icon in the System Tray.

* Check the 'Speaker' option on or off as desired.



7. Known issues


7.1   	The minimum RAM required for this modem under Windows 2000

      	is 64 MB. Under Windows XP the minimum RAM is 128MB. 

	Using a lower amount of RAM may lead to system instability.

7.2	Some systems refuse to enter stand-by mode while a USB device is

	plugged into a USB port. Such behavior was duplicated with other 

 	USB devices as well and is not specific to the modem.

7.3  	When some systems get into "sleep mode" and an incoming call is

	received by the modem, the modem answers but the screen stays blank.

	This behavior is dependent on the BIOS and not on the modem. 

	Some BIOS vendors choose to let the modem answer, but leave the 

	screen blank. 

7.4	The NetZero dialer tends to cause the computer to freeze

	sometimes and causes some programs such as "Zcast" to close. 

	This behavior was duplicated with other reference modems as well, 

	so it is not caused by the modem.

7.5   	When using the following applications/online services, select

      	the appropriate modem name from the following modem list:

	* AOL (America Online) - "Hayes Compatible (Default)" 

	* Juno - "Generic 33600 modem". 

	* BitWare - "Rockwell based voice modem"

7.6	Two Smart Link modems can not be installed on the same PC

	simultaneously. Currently there is no workaround.


8. Troubleshooting


If your modem does not work as expected:

8.1	If ERROR, NO DIALTONE or a similar message is received:

	(a)   Check whether the modem is connected to the line.

	(b)   Use a telephone handset to make sure that the line is

	      active and that there is a dial tone.

	(c)   Check to see if the line is a PBX line or a direct analog

              phone line. You may need to dial 9, before the actual 

	      desired telephone number (i.e. ATDT9,123-4567).

	      If, after dialing 9, the modem still cannot detect the PBX

	      dialtone, try typing ATX3 before dialing.

   	      NOTE that PBX lines typically can only support V.34

	      rates (33,600 bps, 28,800 bps, ...) and NOT V.90

	      rates (49,333 bps, 50,666 bps, ...).

8.2	If dialer application (i.e. Hyperterminal) does not detect modem:

	Check whether the dialer is configured to the right port.

	You can find the modem's COM port number in 

 	"Control Panel > Modems > Properties". 

	If not, press disconnect and change the port that the dialer 

	is accessing.


9. Disclaimers


The following are important disclaimers as related to our products.

Proper use of our chipsets and drivers are clearly described. 

Smart Link does not guarantee product performance or accept any 

liability due to the improper usage of its drivers or chipsets.

* Modem is capable of receiving data up to 56Kbps. Actual send and

receive speeds may vary depending upon factors, such as connecting 

modem and phone line connections.

* Modem must use the appropriate US or International chipset version

for the country to which it is shipped.

* Modem must use the appropriate driver version for the operating

system in which it is being installed.

* All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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