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Saturday, 15 July 2006

ROCKWELL & PCTEL CHIPSET HELP PAGE

Rockwell & PCTEL do not manufacture modems, they make the chipsets (the Integrated Circuits) that are used in many different modems, there are however differences in the way that different brands work.

Therefore before going any further you need to know WHO made your modem, to find out you need the FCC ID number!

This is usually located on the board or back panel:

EXAMPLE

You need the first three characters then check here in the FCC database to look it up.

* If you are located in the UK or Europe then check the BABT database.

Also read the Wanted Page for helpful tips.

Here is an example of Rockwell chipsets that are used in Aopen modems, but these may not work for you so be careful especially with firmware upgrades.

Aopen Modems:

******** EXAMPLE ONLY ********

THESE MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUR MODEM!

Model Interface Main Chipset Int./Ext. Modem/Fax (Kbps)
FM56-P PCI Rockwell RLVDL56DPF/SP Internal Up to 56/14.4
F56 ISA   Internal Up to 56/14.4
FM56 ISA Rockwell Internal Up to 56/14.4
FM56-EX RS232 Rockwell RCVDL56ACF/SP External Up to 56/14.4
FM56-H PCI Rockwell RLVDL56DPF/SP Internal Up to 56/28.8
FM56-ITU ISA Rockwell RCVDL56ACFW/SP Internal Up to 56/14.4
FM56PVS-DL ISA Rockwell RCVDL56ACF/SP Internal Up to 56/14.4
FM56PVS-T ISA TI TMS320X2APJ Internal Up to 56/14.4
FM56-RS ISA Rockwell RCVDL56ACF/SP Internal Up to 56/14.4
MP56 ISA Rockwell RCVDL56ACF/SP Internal Up to 56/14.4
FM336PVS ISA Rockwell RCV336ACF/SP Internal Up to 33.6/14.4

Aopen Modem drivers are here see note above.  

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