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Alcatel's USB ADSL Modem (The Frog) & Microsoft Updates

Waggy
Dabbler
Posts: 11
Registered: 05-08-2007

Alcatel's USB ADSL Modem (The Frog) & Microsoft Updates

Hi all.

Is it just me or did I just witness something a bit sneaky from Alcatel?

I did an update from the Microsoft Windows XP update site and one of the updates was from alcatel, for the above titled modem.

After installation, the connection speed went down to 300Kbps. I then put the original driver back in and the speed was at its normal merry 576Kbps.

Now call me old fashioned but is there a little conspiracy going on? Or am I just paranoid and being a bit silly and blissfully unaware that this is indeed normal stuff?
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Grimbo
Grafter
Posts: 397
Registered: 23-05-2007

RE: Alcatel's USB ADSL Modem (The Frog) & Microsoft Upda

> After installation, the connection speed went down to 300Kbps. I then put the original driver back in and the speed was at its normal merry 576Kbps.

After I got XP SP1, my reported connection speed went from 512K to 3.1Gbps!!!!!

(which is of course, impossible!)

I wouldn't read too much into this!

Graeme