readme.txt Driver File Contents (s409x.zip)

HAMR56xx

Version: 2.81

Release Date: July 9, 2000

(C) 1998-2000 Smart Link Ltd.
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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. 

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Contents
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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


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1. Quick Start 
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Important notes:

   1) This driver is compatible with motherboards based on the Intel 810, 
	 Intel 815, Intel 820, Intel 440MX (Banister), VIA VT82C686, 
	 SiS 540 / 630 andALI MD1535 core logic chipsets. An updated list of 
	 compatible motherboards can be found on Smart Link's web site 
	 (www.smlink.com).

   2) This version of HAMR56xx drivers is compatible only with Microsoft 
   	 Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows 98 SE.

   3) If HAMR56xx is already installed in your system and you want 
 	 to update its' device driver, first uninstall HAMR56xx drivers (See 
	 Uninstall Procedure), and only then proceed to install the new drivers.

   3) Check the HAMR56xx card for proper setting of Primary or 
	 Secondary Codec Mode.


To install HAMR56xx for the first time:
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a) Turn your PC off, and remove the power cord.

 	NOTE: SOME PCI 2.2 MOTHERBOARDS KEEP THE SLOTS POWERED EVEN WHEN THE 
	PC IS TURNED OFF. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO HAMR56XX AND YOUR PC, REMOVE 
	THE POWER CORD.

b) Plug in the HAMR56xx modem into an AMR slot.

c) Restart your PC.

b) Windows will instantly detect the HAMR56xx modem and will start 
   software installation.

c) When requested, point to the HAMR56xx installation disk in the 
   floppy drive or CD-ROM drive. 

d) HAMR56xx drivers will be installed.


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2. How to verify installation
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To verify that HAMR56xx is installed correctly, follow these steps:

 a) Click "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Modem": check for the presence 
    of HAMR56xx Modem.


To Check that HAMR56xx is working properly:

 a) Open "Hyper Terminal" and select your modem (or "Direct to port").

 b) Run Hyper Terminal.
    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 HAMR56xx has been     
    successfully installed.


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

b) Select "HAMR56xx Modem".

c) Click the "Add/Remove" button.

d) A confirmation window appears. Click "OK" to proceed.

e) HAMR56xx drivers will be uninstalled and system restarted.

f) You may turn your PC off, remove the power cord and remove the 
   HAMR56xx from the AMR socket.

NOTE: SOME PCI 2.2 MOTHERBOARD KEEP THE SLOTS POWERED EVEN WHEN THE 
PC IS TURNED OFF. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO HAMR56XX AND YOUR PC, REMOVE 
THE POWER CORD.



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4. Update Procedure
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To update your HAMR56xx drivers, uninstall previous drivers (see above 
procedure) and restart your system.

When the system detects the modem and asks for disk, press "Browse" and 
select the updated HAMR56xx diskette in the floppy drive or HAMR56xx 
CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.

New HAMR56xx drivers will be installed.


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5. Country Selection
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To change the country setting, follow these steps:

a) Click "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Modem Country Selection".
b) Select the required country from the list.
c) Click "Ok".

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


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6. Call Progress Sounds
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HAMR56xxx hardware designs typically support four methods 
for monitoring call progress (dialtone, DTMF dialing, etc...). 
The method you should use depends on your specific hardware:

(a) In hardware through AC-Link:
	* Simply connect speakers to the AC97 audio speaker
        output
      * Then enable and unmute "Telephone" or "Phone in"
        in the Playback audio mixer  from the speaker icon
        that appears in the mixer tray

(b) In software through the audio subsystem:
    	* Simply connect speakers to the audio card speaker
        output.
      * Next, click the right mouse button on SLLights in the
        Windows System Tray while the modem is loaded in memory.
      * Select the speakers on or off as desired.
      
(c) In hardware directly through the sound card:
	* Connect the 4 pin header on the HAMR56xx card to the
        TAM header on the audio card/subsytem.

(d) In hardware using the optional HAMR56xx buzzer that may be on the
    HAMR56xx card:
	* Nothing needs to be done to hear this. It is always on.
	  You can control the buzzer volume from the 
	  Control Panel/Modem/Properties/Speaker Volume.

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7. Known issues
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7.1	If you have MSPhone program installed under Windows 98, you MUST uninstall it BEFORE 
	you install the modem driver. Non conformance to this directive will cause the modem 
	to fail after rebooting. 
	Microsoft does not support MSPhone application anymore, as you can see on the 
	following web page: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q193/9/06.ASP

7.2  On certain motherboards, call progress can be heard through the system's 
	speakers. This option is enabled by default, and can be controlled only from
	Windows' "Volume Control" application, using the "Telephony" slider.
	The 'Speaker' menu option (accessed by right-clicking on the modem icon) 
	can not mute the modem sound on these motherboards.

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 version of Hyperterminal that ships with Windows 98 has a known bug: 
	When the system is in "sleep mode" and Hyperterminal is waiting for a call, 
	the system hangs up upon the incoming ring. 
	Workaround: Use Hyperterminal Private Edition, available from the Hilgraeve 
	web site at: http://www.hilgraeve.com.

7.5 	The version of Hyperterminal that ships with Windows 98 has a known bug, 
	which causes a page fault in MSVCRT.DLL when using Hyperterminal. 
	Woraround: use Hyperterminal Private Edition, available from the Hilgraeve 
	web site at: http://www.hilgraeve.com.

7.6	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 HAMR56xx modem.

7.7	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"

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8. Troubleshooting
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If your modem does not work as expected:

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

	(a)   Check whether HAMR56xx 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:

	(a)   Check whether HyperTerminal is configured to the right port.
		You can find the HAMR56xx COM port number in "Control Panel > 
		Modems > Properties". 
		If not, press disconnect and change the port that the dialer 
		is accessing.

8.3	If you cannot hear the dialtone and DTMF dialing while the modem should
	be dialing out:

	HAMR56xxx hardware designs typically support four methods for monitoring 
	call progress (dialtone, DTMF dialing, etc...):

        - In hardware through AC-Link.
                * Simply connect speakers to the AC97 audio speaker
                output
                * Then enable and unmute "Telephone" or "Phone in"
                in the Playback audio mixer  from the speaker icon
                that appears in the mixer tray
        - In software through the audio subsystem.
                * Simply connect speakers to the audio card speaker
                output.
                * Next, click the right mouse button on SLLights in the
                Windows System Tray while the modem is loaded in memory.
                * Select the speakers on or off as desired.
        - In hardware directly through the sound card.
                * Connect the 4 pin header on the HAMR56xx card to the
                TAM header on the audio card/subsytem.
        - In hardware using the optional HAMR56xx buzzer that may be on the
          HAMR56xx card.
                * Nothing needs to be done to hear this. It is always on.
                You can control the buzzer volume from the 
                Control Panel/Modem/Properties/Speaker Volume.

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