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I have decided to install the original Communications Software from the CD bundled with my 56K Professional Message External Modem. The CD is damaged. Where can I get a duplicate? Many thanks. Christopher

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  • cjb4871 Sep 27, 2010


    The bundled software was called Connections and my principal objective is to use the modem as an answer machine.

    The modem has funtioned effortlessly over many years for internet dial-up and sending faxes using WinFax.

    My operating system is Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.


  • cjb4871 Sep 28, 2010


    Very interesting software solutions.

    Thank you for your support.


  • cjb4871 Sep 28, 2010

    Tim broke the question down into logical parts and then solved them. Very good service.



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It will be very difficult to find this software, as I'm sure you are aware that device is well over 10 years old. In the computer world that is equivalent to a 50+ years in any other field. May I ask why you want the original software? What operating system are you trying to use the modem with? I can find parts of the software if I know what parts you are specifically wanting. Any operating system newer than Windows 98 will have the software built in to fully utilize that modem. This includes all Linux, Unix, and AIX distributions as well.

Let me know a bit more and I can find it for you if you really desire,


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    Tim Grayson Sep 27, 2010

    Ok great, well I have been doing a lot of research on this, the Connections software you refer to is unfortunately not freeware, so you would have to buy it again from US Robotics.. However there are quite a few free solutions that do exactly what you want. The one that looks like most promising is this one called "call center" which appears to act like a fax station, as well as answering machine:

    That is a link straight to the file. If you want something that does JUST answering of calls / taking messages then you would want something like this "Metsoft Answering Machine" which is also free:

    It is very bare bones, and just answers calls and plays a greeting, then records the message. You can remotely access your messages though with it, which is nice.

    This should definitely take care of your needs!

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Sep 28, 2010

    No problem, glad to help!

    When you get a chance please come back to the question here and hit the Accept This Solution button, otherwise I don't get credit on the site here for the help. Let me know if you need further help.




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