Fax behavior.


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Peter Jason

Win7 SP1

I have a USB fax modem, a Netcomm 56K.

After I bought a 4-socket USB3 PCIe card and
plugged this into the motherboard and then plugged
the modem into this, this latter did not work and
gave an "unknown error" message.

But when I plugged the modem into one of the
motherboard USB socket, it worked; and still does.

Is there a reason for this besides a poor-quality
PCIe card?

Peter
 
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Wildman

Win7 SP1

I have a USB fax modem, a Netcomm 56K.

After I bought a 4-socket USB3 PCIe card and
plugged this into the motherboard and then plugged
the modem into this, this latter did not work and
gave an "unknown error" message.

But when I plugged the modem into one of the
motherboard USB socket, it worked; and still does.

Is there a reason for this besides a poor-quality
PCIe card?

Peter
From what I have gathered from previous discussions
on this subject, USB3 can only be used for external
hard drives.

Others with more knowledge might elaborate or correct
me if I'm wrong.
 
P

Peter Jason

From what I have gathered from previous discussions
on this subject, USB3 can only be used for external
hard drives.

Others with more knowledge might elaborate or correct
me if I'm wrong.
The modem installation instructions didn't mention
this. Anyway, it's working now.
 
R

R. C. White

Hi, Wildman.
...USB3 can only be used for external hard drives.
My Lexar 8 GB USB 3.0 flash drive works fine. (So does my Seagate 3.0 TB
GoFlex Desk USB HDD - after I figured out how to format it over ~2.2 TB.)

RC
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Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3508.0205) in Win8 Pro


"Wildman" wrote in message
Win7 SP1

I have a USB fax modem, a Netcomm 56K.

After I bought a 4-socket USB3 PCIe card and
plugged this into the motherboard and then plugged
the modem into this, this latter did not work and
gave an "unknown error" message.

But when I plugged the modem into one of the
motherboard USB socket, it worked; and still does.

Is there a reason for this besides a poor-quality
PCIe card?

Peter
From what I have gathered from previous discussions
on this subject, USB3 can only be used for external
hard drives.

Others with more knowledge might elaborate or correct
me if I'm wrong.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

From what I have gathered from previous discussions
on this subject, USB3 can only be used for external
hard drives.

Others with more knowledge might elaborate or correct
me if I'm wrong.
Sounds to me like an urban legend.

I certainly use it on many other items, including USB2 devices.
 
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G. Ross

Wildman said:
From what I have gathered from previous discussions
on this subject, USB3 can only be used for external
hard drives.

Others with more knowledge might elaborate or correct
me if I'm wrong.
Both my cameras, mouse, thumb drives and my hard drives work well on USB3.
My notebook has both and I can't tell any difference on anything I
have used. But then
I have never done any measured testing.
 
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Art Todesco

Both my cameras, mouse, thumb drives and my hard drives work well on USB3.
My notebook has both and I can't tell any difference on anything I have
used. But then
I have never done any measured testing.
My notebook, a Dell mini W7, not a netbook, has 1 USB3 connector and 2
USB2. I have had some USB2 stuff not work with the USB3 connector. I
think it was an Alfa long range external wifi adapter, and may have
something to do with the fact that I installed the drivers while using
the USB2 connector. But I don't know.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

My notebook, a Dell mini W7, not a netbook, has 1 USB3 connector and 2
USB2. I have had some USB2 stuff not work with the USB3 connector. I
think it was an Alfa long range external wifi adapter, and may have
something to do with the fact that I installed the drivers while using
the USB2 connector. But I don't know.
I've only had one anomaly with a USB2 device in a USB3 connector. It's
my cell phone, which shows up as three items in the safely-remove
dialog. If I use a USB3 port, one of those items is greyed out and I
can't click it to remove. I have forgotten the details, sorry.
 

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