by November 1, 1997 0 comments

FastSURFR 56k

56 kbps modem. Rs 4,990

Features: Support for both V 90 and K56
Flex standards.

Pros: Good set of communication tools;
compatible with all major communication standards including V.90;
plug-n-play; stable with good connect speeds.

Cons: None.

Source: Convergent Communications,
108 Gavipuram Guttahalli, Off Bull Temple Road, Bangalore 560019.
Tel: 80-6612972 Fax: 6612977


The FastSURFR is a 56 kbps, plug-n-play
modem. It performed well in our tests and gave good surfing speeds, with unbroken connects
for long periods. We also tried to download some files off some public FTP servers, using
a MantraOnline account. The results were good, but a lot depended on the vagaries of the
connect from the other end. Broadly speaking, our  experience with the modem was

The modem is compatible with all the
major communication standards today, including the V90 and K56 Flex standards. It also
supports the full-AT command set.

It’s completely plug-n-play,
and Windows recognizes it as soon as the machine is on. The modem connects
to the telephone lines using the standard RS232 interface. It also has a
provision for connecting speakers and a microphone. It comes with a CD which
has drivers for the modem and Trio communication software. You can use this
to receive phone calls–like an answering machine, and also send and
receive faxes.

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