This is probably a futile question, but here it goes. I recently built a new puter and took great care to specify the need for a hardware modem, being a linux user. I was assured by my supplier that the Aopen FM56-PX was definately a hardware modem. Anyhow, I completed the system, installed windows as the second system and proceeded to install Fedora Core 1 on a dual boot with it. To my disgust, when I tried to set up the modem it was not detected. I checked with the vendor and Aopen and the unit is confirmed as a controllerless hardware modem with a conexant chipset. I found a driver that works through Linuxant but the free version only gives a connection speed of 14/4 Kbps. They have a full version which will unlock the full capabilities of the modem, but they want over $ 20/00 CA for it and the modem only cost $ 29/00 CA including the Windows drivers. Has anyone else had this experience and, if so, were you able to find a full driver somewhere for free or at least low price compared to the modem price?
Usually one installs a free version of SpeedMaxPc that can be found on its official website or many other web pages that promote the product. Once the application is started, it will scan your computer and display a list of fake registry errors as well as state that drivers need updating. SpeedMaxPc always finds what is “wrong”. It might detect thousands of threats including system problems, performance issues, privacy items, malware, and junk files. This is a psychological trick that aims to convince you into purchasing a full version of the program. Moreover, SpeedMaxPc may come bundled with and install third party applications such as adware and browser hijackers.