Lucent vs Courier: Do Win Modems Suck?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by i_pedal, May 3, 2002.

  1. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    I've got an old ext USR Courier modem that I use for backup. It establishes a connection in probably a fraction of the time it takes for the Lucent WinModem that came with my XP machine. The Courier often connects at the same speed. No differences in connection settings.
    Do win modems just suck or do they not only suck, but suck out loud?
    bill g
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    WinModems to suck out loud. They depend on the computer's CPU and special Windows-Only drivers to perform all the modulating/demodulating, where a normal modem has its own onboard processor that does that. Because of this increased CPU usage, you will notice significant differences in things such as online game ping times.