Hoping to find the $5 alternative (With a little bit of tweaking) i went and got the $5 Motorola MOT PCI 3
Q445DGEA32 56K V92 FAX VOICE MODEM.
If you are here to download the drivers for the Motorola Fax Voice modem, the drivers that shipped with it are here, they come in flavors for Windows XP, Vista, 98, and ME. i don’t think Motorola will object to me posting the drivers here, but if they ever do, i will take them out instantly. (Click to download Motorola modem drivers)
See specs and photos of my SM56 here
Under windows Vista this thing is called Motorola SM65 speakerphone Modem.
The querry modem command under windows Vista (Should be identical under Windows XP) returns
02-03-2009 02:59:44.717 – File: C:Windowssystem32tapisrv.dll, Version 6.0.6001
02-03-2009 02:59:44.719 – File: C:Windowssystem32unimdm.tsp, Version 6.0.6001
02-03-2009 02:59:44.720 – File: C:Windowssystem32unimdmat.dll, Version 6.0.6000
02-03-2009 02:59:44.720 – File: C:Windowssystem32uniplat.dll, Version 6.0.6000
02-03-2009 02:59:44.724 – File: C:Windowssystem32driversmodem.sys, Version 6.0.6001
02-03-2009 02:59:44.725 – File: C:Windowssystem32modemui.dll, Version 6.0.6001
02-03-2009 02:59:44.729 – File: C:Windowssystem32mdminst.dll, Version 6.0.6001
02-03-2009 02:59:44.729 – Modem type: Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem
02-03-2009 02:59:44.729 – Modem inf path: oem10.inf
02-03-2009 02:59:44.729 – Modem inf section: SM56_PCI_MODEM_INSTALL
02-03-2009 02:59:44.729 – Matching hardware ID: pciven_1543&dev_3052
02-03-2009 02:59:44.729 – Opening the modem device failed with error 00000020
ATQ0V1E0 – OK
AT+GMM – Motorola PCI Speakerphone Modem
AT+FCLASS=? – 0,1.0,8.0
AT#CLS=? – COMMAND NOT SUPPORTED
AT+GCI? – +GCI:B5
AT+GCI=? – +GCI:(B5,00,01,04,07,09,0A,0B,0C,0D,0F,12,14,16,1A,1B,
ATI1 – 000
ATI2 – OK
ATI3 – SM56 PCI III Rel. 6.12 SiSp Build 07
ATI4 – Built on Jan 29 2007 at 18:23:08
ATI5 – LAST DISCONNECT: NONE
ATI6 – United States
ATI7 – Motorola PCI Speakerphone Modem
Lengthy right ?
Now who cares what Windows thinks, My ultimate goal is to have it work with asterisk to make a very cheap BPX (You can make it from the Junkyard, that is how cheap it is).
The hardware Voice capabilities are ok, i tested them with Some Windows software called Advanced Voice Reorder, the software itself is not very useful but it does function as a proof of concept
So, let us see what zaptel has to say about this, i will update this post in a few hours to tell you about progress
What to hunt for when i go INTEL modem hunting ?
Although 537PU, 537PG and 537EP share the same driver bundle from INTEL, they are not the same, when you download the driver, it actually has the drivers for the 3, not a single driver for the 3.
The first 2 (537PU AND 537PG) should work fine (Low quality though compared to DIGIUM), 537EP will give you a hard time (If it works at all).