Readme.txt Driver File Contents (au166301.exe)

V.90 Standard Windows 95 Flash upgrade utility for the Sportster modem

Be sure to have your modem attached to a Communication (COM) 
Port on your computer via a serial cable, and switched on.

1) If you have changed your settings from the default, record the new
   settings displayed in the ATI5 screen.
2) Disconnect the modem from the PSTN telephone network.
3) Flash the modem using the 04166301.EXE file.  Flash utility usage
   detailed below.
4) Power cycle the modem (i.e. turn the modem off for ~5 secs, and
   then turn it back on)
5) From a terminal (or terminal program) enter AT&F1&W <return>

Flash utility usage
3a) From your Windows 95 system menu, select START, then RUN.
3b) Click on BROWSE and go to the directory where the 
    AU166301.EXE has been extracted.
3c) Select 04166301.EXE and click on OPEN, then click OK to run.
    The V.90 upgrade utility will now load into your computers memory.
3d) The V.90 upgrade utility automatically scans your COM Ports to
    find your flash upgradeable modem.
    You will see 'U.S. Robotics modem found' appear in one of the 
    communication port fields on your screen. Ensure that this is the 
    correct modem, then click on FLASH! to download V.90 onto your 

Windows 95 support
To ensure the smooth functioning of your new V.90 modem, it is 
advisable to also install the Windows 95 INF file supplied.

6) Restart your PC, boot into Windows 95. You should be prompted for
   a new V.90 modem driver
7) Click on the "Select from a list of alternate drivers" option
8) Click on the "Have Disk..." button, and select BROWSE. Go to the
   directory where you have expanded the V.90 upgrade files.
9) Select the 3COMAPR.INF file and click on OK. Click OK again to
   proceed. Make sure your 56kbps modem is highlighted, for example
   U.S. Robotics 56K, and then select the NEXT button.

Those customers using Unimodem V will get prompted for a driver for a
"Wave Device for Voice Modem". Just follow the above instructions again
but this time selecting "U.S. Robotics brand Serial Wave
Device". There should also be a file called  3COMAPRW.INF in the
directory where your V.90 files were expanded.

You may now use your new V.90 modem.  Be sure to set up your V.90 
supported software applications for your newly installed V.90 modem 
INF file, otherwise you may experience connection problems or 
incorrect system messages.

Last updated: 18th May 1998.
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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.

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