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Trust Speedlink 245B ADSL Web Modem

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      16.09.2011 12:56
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      A very reliable high speed modem

      The Trust Speedlink 245B was a high speed USB ADSL modem that could be used with digital ISDN phone lines. I used it for about 12 months when I had a wired broadband connection some years ago. At the time of purchase I had never heard of the Trust brand name before so I was taking a bit of a gamble. I bought from a computer repair shop and it was recommended to me by the seller. The cost was about £25.

      The modem was very easy to connect and configure with a full windows plug and play capacity. I merely plugged it in and loaded the supplied CD that provided the driver. It was up and running in 5 minutes. The connection was via a USB cable and that allowed for simultaneous use of the telephone and internet. In order to achieve this I had to buy a splitter and micro filter. The modem was compatible with all modern PCs and the following Windows systems: 98E, 2000, ME and XP. I have never used it with Vista and above so I am not sure if it will work with these systems. However, for those still using Windows XP this modem should be fine. It cannot be used with a MAC but it should still be suitable with all major European Internet Providers.

      As well as the modem, the box contained a USB cable, a small telephone cable, an easy to read users manual and a CD rom with drivers and manual. The telephone cable was quite short at about a metre long so I had to buy a longer one. The USB cable was sufficient as long as the modem was placed not too far away from the USB port of the PC/laptop. The modem had four useful indicator lights on the top panel indicating the various internet connections and when the line was active.

      During the 12 month period that I used the modem I can testify that I had absolutely no problems using the device. I no longer need it because I now a wireless connection from Plusnet who provide their own modem. However, I still keep the trust as a reliable spare as I still use XP and believe it or not I still have a spare Windows ME PC that is in good working order. These modems are probably now only available second hand so more than anything else this review is really to recommend Trust as a reliable brand name.


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