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User’s Guide
Creative Modem Blaster with Bluetooth Wireless Technology CB5722
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July 2004
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Contents
Contents
1 Introduction
Before You Begin.......................................................................................................................................
Package Contents ............................................................................................................................
Minimum System Requirements .................................................................................................
Model Number and Serial Number...........................................................................................
Creative Knowledge Base.............................................................................................................
Product Registration.......................................................................................................................
Customer Support Services and Warranty information.....................................................
Document Conventions................................................................................................................
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-3
1-3
1-4
2 About Your Hardware
Your Modem............................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Your USB Adapter.................................................................................................................................... 2-3
3 Setting Up A Bluetooth Connection
Noting Down the Modem BDA and Pin Code ...............................................................................
Installing Software......................................................................................................................................
Installing Hardware....................................................................................................................................
Configuring Your Bluetooth Device....................................................................................................
Verifying Your Bluetooth Installation ..................................................................................................
Pairing Your Bluetooth Devices............................................................................................................
3-1
3-1
3-3
3-4
3-4
3-5
i
4 Setting Up A Serial Connection
Installing Software......................................................................................................................................
Installing Hardware....................................................................................................................................
Notes on connecting the telephone line and telephone.....................................................
Testing Modem Drivers...........................................................................................................................
In Windows XP and Windows 2000.........................................................................................
In Windows Me and Windows 98 SE .......................................................................................
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-4
4-4
4-5
5 Uninstalling Drivers and Software
Uninstalling Bluetooth Software............................................................................................................
In Windows XP and Windows 2000.........................................................................................
In Windows Me and Windows 98 SE .......................................................................................
Uninstalling Serial Modem Drivers.......................................................................................................
In Windows XP and Windows 2000.........................................................................................
In Windows Me and Windows 98 SE .......................................................................................
5-1
5-1
5-1
5-2
5-2
5-2
6 Modem Features
Basic Features .............................................................................................................................................
System Compatibility......................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Connectivity..................................................................................................................
Exceptional Performance ..............................................................................................................
Voice Mail...........................................................................................................................................
Fax Support........................................................................................................................................
Backward Compatibility.................................................................................................................
V.92 Features ..............................................................................................................................................
V.44 Compression...........................................................................................................................
PCM Upstream.................................................................................................................................
6-1
6-1
6-1
6-1
6-1
6-1
6-1
6-2
6-2
6-2
ii
Quick Connect.................................................................................................................................
Modem-On-Hold.............................................................................................................................
Receiving a call ........................................................................................................................
Making a call.............................................................................................................................
6-2
6-3
6-4
6-6
Appendixes
A Technical Specifications
Modem.......................................................................................................................................................... A-1
Size (L x W x H) ................................................................................................................... A-1
Weight...................................................................................................................................... A-1
Bluetooth Specifications...................................................................................................... A-1
Data Features......................................................................................................................... A-2
Fax Features............................................................................................................................ A-2
Voice Features ....................................................................................................................... A-2
Video Instant Messaging Support..................................................................................... A-2
LED Indicators ....................................................................................................................... A-2
Interface Switch ..................................................................................................................... A-3
Operating Temperature ..................................................................................................... A-3
Relative Humidity.................................................................................................................. A-3
Storage Temperature .......................................................................................................... A-3
Caller ID .................................................................................................................................. A-3
USB Adapter ............................................................................................................................................... A-3
Size (L x W x H) ................................................................................................................... A-3
Weight...................................................................................................................................... A-3
Profiles...................................................................................................................................... A-3
Operating Temperature ..................................................................................................... A-4
Relative Humidity.................................................................................................................. A-4
iii
Storage Temperature ..........................................................................................................
Compliance.............................................................................................................................
Operating Range ...................................................................................................................
Network Support .................................................................................................................
Security.....................................................................................................................................
Input Voltage ..........................................................................................................................
Data Rate.................................................................................................................................
RF module sensitivity...........................................................................................................
Transmitting Power..............................................................................................................
LED Indicators .......................................................................................................................
A-4
A-4
A-4
A-4
A-4
A-4
A-4
A-4
A-4
A-5
B Frequently Asked Questions
Installation and Configuration................................................................................................................
Operation.....................................................................................................................................................
Difficulties with Modem-On-Hold..............................................................................................
Maintenance and Safety............................................................................................................................
Updates.........................................................................................................................................................
B-1
B-3
B-7
B-9
B-9
iv
Introduction
Introduction
Creative Modem Blaster® with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology CB5722 is an easyto-use, external modem that provides mobile access to the Internet for your
Bluetooth enabled Windows® computer. Modem Blaster CB5722 is a Class 1
Bluetooth device that provides wireless connections to computers at ranges of up
to 100 m (330 ft)*. At the flick of a switch, your modem can enable Bluetooth
connectivity immediately.
Modem Blaster CB5722 makes connecting to the Internet much more convenient.
You enjoy shorter dial-up times, and can continue to receive and make phone calls
while surfing**. You can also be assured of outstanding performance from your
computer because of Modem Blaster CB5722's unique modem controller, which
frees up your computer resources.
Security is ensured with the Bluetooth security key, unique to each Bluetooth
device. The key is transmitted in a secure environment to prevent interception.
*
Depends on environment and interference.
** Call services are available only with serial connection and requires support from your ISP.
Introduction 1-1
Before You
Begin
Package Contents
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Creative Modem Blaster with Bluetooth Wireless Technology modem (CB5722)
Quick Start leaflet
Serial cable (RS-232)
Creative USB Adapter with Bluetooth Wireless Technology (CW2430)
Telephone cable (RJ-11)
Power adapter
Installation CD
Minimum System
Requirements*
• Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 2000 or
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
• Intel® Pentium® II 300 MHz or equivalent
• 50 MB of free hard disk space (100 MB for full software installation)
• 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
• Available 9-pin or 25-pin serial port (for serial connections)
• Available USB port (for Bluetooth connections)
• CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive for software installation
Model Number
and Serial Number
Note down the model and serial numbers for your modem. You will need to provide
these numbers if you contact Customer Support Services.
You also need to note down the Bluetooth device address (BDA) and pin code when
setting up your Bluetooth connection.
Creative
Knowledge Base
*
Resolve and troubleshoot technical queries at Creative's 24-hour self-help
Knowledge Base. Go to www.creative.com and select your region.
Individual software may have additional system requirements.
Introduction 1-2
Product
Registration
Enjoy a host of benefits by registering your product during installation, or at
www.creative.com/register. Benefits include:
• Service and product support from Creative
• Exclusive updates on promotions and events
Customer Support
Services and
Warranty
information
You can find Customer Support Services, Warranty and other information in the
Installation CD.
Customer Support
Services
d:\support\<language>\support.pdf
Warranty
d:\warranty\<region>\<language>\warranty.pdf
Please keep your Proof of Purchase for the duration of the
warranty period.
Regulatory
d:\fcc\<language>\doc.pdf
(replace d:\ with the drive letter of your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive, <region> with
the region that you are in, and <language> with the language that your
document is in)
Introduction 1-3
Document
Conventions
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Introduction 1-4
About Your Hardware
About Your Hardware
Your Modem
Antenna
For more information
on the light-emitting
diode (LED) indicators,
see "Technical
Specifications" on page
A-1.
Activity
status
LED
Power
LED
Modem
Off Hook
LED
Link
LED
Figure 2-1: Front view of your Modem Blaster CB5722.
This LED...
When lighted up, the modem
is...
Activity status
–
Modem Off
Hook
Link
Power
When blinking, the
modem is...
Sending and receiving
data
Using the phone line.
–
Connected to a Bluetooth device.
–
Turned on.
–
About Your Hardware 2-1
Antenna
RS-232
serial port
Interface
switch
Phone
jack
AC adapter
jack
Telephone
Line jack
Figure 2-2: Back view of your Modem Blaster CB5722.
Jack, port
or switch
AC adapter
jack
Interface
switch
RS-232 serial
port
Description
Connect the power adapter to this.
Allows you to switch between a Bluetooth or serial connection.
Connect the supplied RS-232 serial cable to this.
Phone jack
Connect a phone set to this.
Telephone
Line jack
Connect a telephone line to this.
About Your Hardware 2-2
Your USB
Adapter
Red LED
USB connector
Green LED
Figure 2-3: Front view of your USB adapter.
This LED
When lighted up, the adapter
is...
When blinking, the
adapter is...
Red
Plugged into your computer.
Transmitting data
Green
Ready for Bluetooth access.
Receiving data
About Your Hardware 2-3
Setting Up A Bluetooth
Connection
Setting Up a Bluetooth Connection
Noting Down
the Modem
BDA and Pin
Code
Before you install your Modem Blaster CB5722, take note of the Bluetooth device
address (BDA) and pin code found on a label on your modem and USB Adapter.
You need them later to verify your Bluetooth installation and pair your Bluetooth
devices.
For serial connection,
skip this section and go
to the next chapter.
Installing
Software
If you have accidentally
connected your modem
to your computer
before installing the
software, see
"Frequently Asked
Questions" on page B-1
for troubleshooting
advice.
DO NOT connect your modem or your USB Adapter to your computer until you
have installed the software.
1. Insert the Installation CD into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
The disc supports Windows Autoplay mode and starts running automatically. If
not, you need to enable the Windows auto-insert notification feature for your
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. For more information, see "What do I do when the
installation does not start automatically after the Installation CD is inserted?"
on page B-1.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Note: Make sure that Bluetooth Software is selected during installation.
You may be asked, after an application is installed, if you want to restart your
computer. Select No until all the drivers and applications are installed.
Setting Up a Bluetooth Connection 3-1
3.
For Windows XP and Windows 2000 only: If the Driver Signature Notice
error message appears (Figure 3-1), click the OK button. For more
information about this message, see "Why does a Digital Signature Notice
error message appear on a Windows XP or Windows 2000 operating system
during installation?" on page B-2.
Figure 3-1
4.
For Windows 98 SE only:
i.
If prompted for the Windows 98 SE Installation CD, replace the modem
Installation CD with the appropriate CD.
ii. In the Insert Disk dialog box, click the OK button.
iii. Follow the instructions on the screen.
5.
If you are prompted to plug in your Bluetooth device, click the Cancel button
(Figure 3-2).
Figure 3-2
Setting Up a Bluetooth Connection 3-2
Installing
Hardware
• To turn on your
modem, connect the
power adapter to
the wall outlet and
where necessary,
turn on the mains.
The PWR LED on
your modem lights
up.
• To turn off your
modem, disconnect
the power adapter
from the wall, or
turn off the mains.
6.
Click the Finish button, and then restart your computer if you are prompted
to do so.
7.
After your computer restarts, see "Installing Hardware" in the next section for
instructions on connecting your modem to your computer.
Set up your modem, connect its power adapter to the wall outlet and connect your
USB Adapter as shown below.
Phone jack
Connect a phone set
to the Phone jack.
Telephone Line jack
Connect this to a
telephone line for data
and facsimile
transmissions.
Creative USB Adapter with Bluetooth
Wireless Technology
Power
adapter
Interface switch
Push this towards
the BT symbol.
USB
port
Notebook or
desktop computer
Figure 3-3
Avoid using a USB
extension cable to
connect the USB
Adapter to your
computer, as this may
affect its functionality.
Windows automatically detects your USB Adapter and installs your device.
To configure your Modem Blaster CB5722 as a Bluetooth device, see "Configuring
Your Bluetooth Device" on page 3-4.
Setting Up a Bluetooth Connection 3-3
Configuring
Your Bluetooth
Device
Verifying Your
Bluetooth
Installation
1.
On your taskbar, right-click the Bluetooth icon
, and select Start Using
Bluetooth. The Initial Bluetooth Configuration Wizard dialog box
appears.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the configuration.
3.
When you are prompted to install another Bluetooth device, click the Skip
button.
4.
Click the Finish button.
1.
On your taskbar, right-click the Bluetooth icon, and select Advanced
Configuration. The Bluetooth Configuration dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Hardware tab. The Bluetooth Configuration dialog box, similar to
Figure 3-4 appears.
Figure 3-4
Setting Up a Bluetooth Connection 3-4
Pairing Your
Bluetooth
Devices
• Make sure your
modem is turned on
and the interface
switch is pushed
towards the BT
symbol.
3.
In the Device Properties box, check the device status and device address.
The device should be working properly and the device address should match
the Bluetooth device address (BDA), found on a label on your USB Adapter
1.
On your taskbar, double-click the Bluetooth icon.
The My Bluetooth Places window appears.
2.
Double-click the Find Bluetooth Devices icon.
For Windows XP only: In the Bluetooth Tasks box, click View devices in
range.
3.
In the Entire Bluetooth Neighborhood dialog box, double-click the
Creative Modem Blaster Bluetooth icon.
The Bluetooth PIN Code Required pop-up message appears as shown in
Figure 3-5.
• You can also pair
your USB Adapter
with other remote
devices using
Bluetooth wireless
technology. Refer to
the device’s user
guide for
instructions.
Figure 3-5
Setting Up a Bluetooth Connection 3-5
4.
Click the Bluetooth PIN Code Required pop-up message.
The Bluetooth PIN Code Request dialog box appears.
5.
In the Bluetooth PIN Code box, type your modem’s pairing pin code, found
on a label on your modem.
6.
Click the OK button.
7.
In the Creative Modem Blaster Bluetooth dialog box, double-click the
Dial-up Networking on Creative Modem Blaster Bluetooth icon.
For Windows XP only: In the Bluetooth Tasks box, click Discover services,
and then double-click the Dial-up Networking on Creative Modem Blaster
Bluetooth icon.
If this is your first time using a dial-up connection, the Location Information
dialog box appears. Type the required information and click the Close button.
If not, the Connect BluetoothConnection dialog box appears.
Figure 3-6
8.
In the Connect BluetoothConnection dialog box, type your user name,
password and Internet dial-up number.
9.
Click the Dial button.
You will be connected to the Internet shortly.
Setting Up a Bluetooth Connection 3-6
Setting Up A Serial Connection
Setting Up a Serial Connection
Installing
Software
For Bluetooth
connection, refer to the
previous chapter.
DO NOT connect your modem to your computer until you have installed the
software.
1. Insert the Installation CD into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
The disc supports Windows Autoplay mode and starts running automatically. If
not, you need to enable the Windows auto-insert notification feature for your
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. For more information, see "What do I do when the
installation does not start automatically after the Installation CD is inserted?"
on page B-1.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Note: Make sure that Modem Drivers is selected during installation.
If you have accidentally
connected your modem
to your computer
before installing the
software, see
"Frequently Asked
Questions" on page B-1
for troubleshooting
advice.
3.
You may be asked, after an application is installed, if you want to restart your
computer. Click the No button.
For Windows 2000 only: If the Digital Signature Not Found window
appears, click the Yes button.
Figure 4-1
Setting Up a Serial Connection 4-1
4.
Click the Finish button.
5.
When prompted to restart your computer, click the No button.
6.
Shut down your computer.
For instructions on connecting your modem to your computer, see "Installing
Hardware" on page 4-2.
Installing
Hardware
• To turn on your
modem, connect the
power adapter to
the wall outlet and
where necessary,
turn on the mains.
The PWR LED on
your modem lights
up.
• To turn off your
modem, disconnect
the power adapter
from the wall, or
turn off the mains.
1.
Turn off your computer, and if applicable, disconnect its power adapter from
the power outlet.
2.
Set up your modem as shown below, connect its power adapter to a wall outlet
and turn on your computer.
Phone jack
Connect a phone set
to the Phone jack.
Telephone Line jack
Connect this to a
telephone line for data
and facsimile
transmissions.
Serial
port
Power
adapter
Interface switch
Push this towards
the RS-232 symbol.
Serial
port
Serial cable
The supplied serial
cable features two
different connector
heads. Choose the
connector head that
is appropriate for the
serial port on your
computer.
Computer
Figure 4-2
Setting Up a Serial Connection 4-2
3.
For Windows 2000 only: If the Digital Signature Not Found window
appears, click the Yes button.
Figure 4-3
4.
For Windows 98 SE only:
i.
If prompted for the Windows 98 SE Installation CD, replace the modem
Installation CD with the appropriate CD.
ii. In the Insert Disk dialog box, click the OK button.
iii. Follow the instructions on the screen.
To verify if your installation is successful, go to "Testing Modem Drivers" on page
4-4.
Notes on
connecting the
telephone line and
telephone
Your modem cannot be used on “party lines”, nor can it be used on toll or
coin-operated lines.
Setting Up a Serial Connection 4-3
In addition, your modem is only intended for use on an analog telephone line, also
called a POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) line. Your modem cannot be directly
connected to a digital telephone line, such as those commonly found in commercial
buildings and offices. If you only have a digital telephone line, either use an analog
converter (available separately) that is compatible with your telephone line, or
subscribe to an analog line.
Contact your local telephone company for help if you are not sure about the
suitability of your telephone line.
Testing Modem
Drivers
In Windows XP
and Windows 2000
1.
Click Start → Control Panel or Start →
Settings → Control Panel. The Control
Panel window appears.
2.
For Windows XP only: If Control Panel is
in Category View, click the Printers and
Other Hardware icon, and then click the
Phone and Modem Options icon.
If Control Panel is in Classic View,
double-click the Phone and Modem
Options icon.
3.
For Windows 2000 only: Double-click
the Phone and Modem Options icon.
4.
In the Creative Modem Blaster V.92
External CB5722 Properties dialog box
similar to Figure 4-4, click the Diagnostics
tab.
5.
Click the Query Modem button to display
the response status of your modem.
Figure 4-4
Setting Up a Serial Connection 4-4
In Windows Me
and Windows
98 SE
6.
If your modem is not responding, it may be due to a hardware conflict
between the modem and another peripheral device. To resolve the conflict,
you must change the settings of your modem. For more information, see "How
do I resolve hardware conflicts?" on page B-5.
1.
Click Start
2.
In the Control Panel window, double-click
the Modems icon.
3.
In the Modem Properties dialog box, click
the Diagnostics tab.
4.
Select the COM port that has been assigned
to your modem, and click the More Info
button to display the response status of
your modem. You should see a dialog box
similar to Figure 4-5.
5.
If your modem is not responding, it may be
due to a hardware conflict between the
modem and another peripheral device. To
resolve the conflict, you must change the
settings of your modem. For more
information, see "How do I resolve
hardware conflicts?" on page B-5.
→ Settings → Control Panel.
Figure 4-5
Setting Up a Serial Connection 4-5
Uninstalling Drivers and Software
Uninstalling Drivers and Software
Uninstalling
Bluetooth
Software
In Windows XP
and Windows 2000
In Windows Me
and Windows
98 SE
→ Control Panel or Start → Settings → Control Panel.
1.
Click Start
2.
In the Control Panel window, double-click the Add or Remove Programs
icon.
3.
In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, select WIDCOMM Bluetooth
Software and then click the Change/Remove button.
4.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstallation.
1.
Click Start
2.
In the Control Panel window, double-click the Add/Remove Programs
icon.
3.
In the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box, select WIDCOMM
Bluetooth Software and then click the Add/Remove button.
4.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstallation.
→ Settings → Control Panel.
Uninstalling Drivers and Software 5-1
Uninstalling
Serial Modem
Drivers
In Windows XP
and Windows 2000
In Windows Me
and Windows
98 SE
→ Control Panel or Start → Settings → Control Panel.
1.
Click Start
2.
In the Control Panel window, double-click the Add or Remove Programs
icon.
3.
In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, select Creative Modem
Blaster V.92 External CB5722 Properties and then click the Change/
Remove button.
4.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstallation.
1.
Click Start
2.
In the Control Panel window, double-click the Add/Remove Programs
icon.
3.
In the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box, select Creative
Modem Blaster V.92 External CB5722 Properties and then click the Add/
Remove button.
4.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstallation.
→ Settings → Control Panel.
Uninstalling Drivers and Software 5-2
Modem Features
Modem Features
Basic Features
System
Compatibility
Compatible with all supported operating systems.
Bluetooth
Connectivity
Use Bluetooth at the flick of a switch.
Exceptional
Performance
The integrated modem controller frees your computer's resources to ensure
exceptional performance while online.
Voice Mail
Create a virtual voice mail system and receive incoming calls while surfing!
Fax Support
Send and receive faxes from your computer using the software provided.
Backward
Compatibility
Supports the V.92* and V.90 standards to ensure full compatibility with your
Internet Service Provider (ISP) today and in the future.
*
Available only with serial connection and requires support from your ISP.
Modem Features 6-1
V.92 Features
V.92* features shortens the time you need to make your 56 Kbps connection and
make dialing up to the Internet more convenient.
V.44 Compression
V.44 Compression reduces the time it takes to download web pages, run web
searches, and receive e-mail.
PCM Upstream
PCM Upstream makes it up to 40% faster to send e-mails with attachments, send
files through Instant Messaging programs, and upload pictures to a website.
Quick Connect
Quick Connect cuts dial-up time by as much as half, getting you online faster.
*
Available only with serial connection and requires support from your ISP.
Modem Features 6-2
Modem-On-Hold
Your Modem Blaster CB5722 offers complete Modem-On-Hold features so you can
pause your Internet connection while you answer incoming phone calls or while
you make outgoing phone calls.
Incoming Modem-On-Hold lets you pause the Internet connection while you
answer phone calls without losing your connection.
Outgoing Modem-On-Hold lets you pause your Internet connection while you make
phone calls.
In addition to ISP
support for V.92,
Modem-On-Hold also
requires that you have
Call Waiting and
Three-Way Call
services with your
phone company. You
must also install and
enable the supplied
NetWaiting™ software
application.
Modem Features 6-3
Receiving a call
1.
When a call comes in while you are surfing the Internet, the NetWaiting
dialog box appears.
You need to have Call
Waiting to use
incoming
Modem-On-Hold.
Contact your phone
company for more
information about Call
Waiting.
Modem Features 6-4
2.
Click the Accept
button to pause your Internet connection and accept the
call.
The amount of time you have left to complete your call is displayed in the
NetWaiting dialog box.The amount of time is determined by your ISP. If your
call is longer than the available hold time, your Internet connection will be
disconnected and you will need to dial-up again after completing the call.
3.
After completing your call, click the Reconnect
Internet connection.
button to resume your
Modem Features 6-5
Making a call
1.
Double-click the NetWaiting
box appears.
icon on the taskbar. The NetWaiting dialog
You need Three-Way
Call to use outgoing
Modem-On-Hold.
Contact your phone
company for more
information about
Three-Way Call.
Modem Features 6-6
2.
Click the Outgoing call
button to pause your Internet connection. You
can start making your phone call.
The amount of time you have left to complete your call is displayed in the
NetWaiting dialog box.The amount of time is determined by your ISP. If your
call is longer than the available hold time, your Internet connection will be
disconnected and you will need to dial-up again after completing the call.
3.
After completing your call, click the Reconnect
Internet connection.
button to resume your
Modem Features 6-7
Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Modem
Size (L x W x H)
❑ 170 mm (6.7") x 125 mm (4.9") x 35 mm (1.38")
Weight
❑ 285 g
Bluetooth
Specifications
Compliance
❑ With Bluetooth Specification V1.1
Protocol
❑ Bluetooth 2.4 GHz ISM band frequency hopping
Output power
❑ 4~20 dBm Class 1 Bluetooth radio
Data rate
❑ Up to 723,000 bps
Operating range
❑ Up to 100 m (330 ft)*
Receiver sensitivity
❑ -88 dBm
Profiles
❑ Serial Port Profile
❑ Dial-up Networking Profile
❑ Fax Profile
*
Depends on environment and interference
Technical Specifications A-1
Data Features*
❑ Integrated data, fax, and voice mail modem
❑ 56,000/54,667/53,333/52,000/50,667/49,333/48,000/46,667/45,333/42,667/41,333/
40,000/38,667/37,333/36,000/34,667/33,333/32,000 bps data speeds
❑ 33,600/31,200/28,800/26,400/24,000/21,600/19,200/16,800/14,400/12,000/9,600/
7,200/4,800/2,400/1,200/300 bps data speeds
❑ Compatibility with the following data modem standards:
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Fax Features
V.92**, V.90, V.34, V.32bis, V.32, V.23, V.22bis, V.22 and V.21; Bell 212A and 103
V.42 LAPM and MNP2-4 error correction
V.44, V.42bis and MNP5 data compression
❑ Supports Class 1 fax commands
❑ Fax speeds up to 14,400 bps for send and receive
❑ Compatibility with the following fax modem transmission standards:
•
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•
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V.17 (14.400 bps)
V.21 Channel 2 (300 bps)
V.27ter (7,200 bps)
V.29 (9,600 bps)
Voice Features
❑ Record and play voice messages
❑ Multiple mailboxes using included communications software
Video Instant
Messaging Support
❑ Supports V.80 standard to allow high performance Video Instant Messaging over standard
LED Indicators
❑
❑
❑
❑
phone lines and the Internet. Video Instant Messaging standards are H.324 and H.323.
LED
LED
LED
LED
to
to
to
to
indicate
indicate
indicate
indicate
activity status. Blinks when the unit is sending and receiving data.
Modem Off Hook status. Lights up when the unit is in this mode.
Bluetooth status. Lights up during Bluetooth connection.
power status. Lights up when the unit is turned on.
*
Due to line conditions and FCC regulations, download and upload speeds may vary. Current FCC regulations limit download
speed to a maximum of 53 Kbps.
** Available only with serial connection and requires support from your ISP.
Technical Specifications A-2
Interface Switch
❑ Between Bluetooth and serial connectivity
Operating
Temperature
❑ 5 ~ 50°C
Relative Humidity
❑ 10 ~ 95%
Storage
Temperature
❑ -20 ~ 65°C
Caller ID
❑ Displays the phone number of a calling party
USB Adapter
Size (L x W x H)
❑ 66 mm (2.6") x 18 mm (0.7") x 9 mm (0.4")
Weight
❑ 9g
Profiles
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General Access Profile
Service Discovery Application Profile
Serial Port Profile
Dial-up Networking Profile
Fax Profile
LAN Access Profile
Generic Object Exchange Profile
Object Push Profile
File Transfer Profile
Synchronization Profile
Headset Profile
Personal Area Network Profile
Technical Specifications A-3
Operating
Temperature
❑ 5 ~ 50°C
Relative Humidity
❑ 5 ~ 95%
Storage
Temperature
❑ -20 ~ 65°C
Compliance
❑ With Bluetooth Specification V1.1
Operating Range
❑ Bluetooth wireless access up to 100 m (330 ft)*
Network Support
❑ Up to 7 different Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices
Security
❑ Link key prevents unauthorized access to your modem
Input Voltage
❑ 5V
Data Rate
❑ 723,000 bps
RF module
sensitivity
❑ -80 dBm at 0.1% bit error rate (BER)
Transmitting Power
❑ 4-20 dBm Class 1 Bluetooth radio
*
Depends on environment and interference
Technical Specifications A-4
LED Indicators
❑ One green LED to indicate Bluetooth status. Lights up when Bluetooth access is ready and
blinks when receiving data.
❑ One red LED to indicate power status. Lights up when the unit is switched on and blinks
when transmitting data.
Technical Specifications A-5
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have more questions about this product, you may wish to consult our
self-help tool "Knowledge Base". Go to www.creative.com and select your
region.
Installation and
Configuration
What do I do when the installation does not start automatically after the
Installation CD is inserted?
The AutoPlay feature in your Windows system may not be enabled.
To start the installation program through the My Computer shortcut menu
1.
On your Windows desktop, double-click the My Computer icon.
2.
Right-click the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive icon, and then click AutoPlay.
3.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
To enable AutoPlay through Auto Insert Notification (in Windows Me and Windows 98 SE
only)
→ Control Panel or Start → Settings → Control Panel.
1.
Click Start
2.
Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3.
Click the Device Manager tab and select your CD-ROM drive.
4.
Click the Properties button.
5.
Click the Settings tab, and then select Auto Insert Notification.
6.
Click the OK button.
To start the installation program through Windows Explorer
1.
In Windows Explorer, search and locate the d:\ctrun folder (replace d:\ with
the drive letter of your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive).
2.
Double-click the ctrun.exe file.
Frequently Asked Questions B-1
Why does a Digital Signature Notice error message appear on a
Windows XP or Windows 2000 operating system during installation?
At the time of this product’s release, a Microsoft Bluetooth certification program
was unavailable. As such, a message similar to the one below may appear when
you are installing this product's driver.
Click the OK button if you do not wish to continue seeing this notice throughout
the installation procedure. Creative has tested this driver on Windows XP and
Windows 2000, and it does not impair or destabilize your computer.
What do I do if I connected the modem to my computer before installing
the software?
Follow the instructions below if you connected your modem to your computer
before installing the software:
1.
If the Add New Hardware Wizard or Found New Hardware Wizard dialog
box appears when your computer starts up, click the Cancel button.
2.
Shut down your computer and disconnect the modem from your computer.
3.
Follow the software installation instructions that apply to your operating
system in the "Installing Software" on page 3-1 for Bluetooth connection and
"Installing Software" on page 4-1 for serial connection.
Frequently Asked Questions B-2
My Modem Blaster CB5722 does not connect with my Bluetooth devices.
Why?
One of the following may have occurred:
• The remote device is not turned on.
• The remote device is out of the connection range. If you are using different
classes of devices, the distance over which you can communicate with your
devices varies.
• There is an object obstructing the radio transmission between the device and
your computer.
• There is an interference from a nonremote device, for example, a cordless
phone.
Operation
Can my transmitted data be intercepted by other Bluetooth users?
No. When you pair your Modem Blaster CB5722 to your USB Adapter, you are
creating a secure link between the two devices. Your devices contain a unique
Bluetooth security key to ensure that only paired devices are communicating with
each other in a secure environment.
Can your USB Adapter work with notebooks, computers, and Personal
Digital Assistants (PDAs)?
Yes, if these devices are compliant with Bluetooth version 1.1 (or higher) and
support the required profile. For example, your Modem Blaster CB5722 establishes
a dial-up session through your USB Adapter to connect to the Internet by using the
Dial-up Networking profile found on both devices.
Frequently Asked Questions B-3
My modem dials but is unable to connect to the Internet. Why?
The access number, username or password may be wrong or non-functioning.
There may also be excessive line noise generated by other devices using the same
line.
Try the following:
• Verify that your dial-up settings, such as your access number and username,
are correct.
• Use a different initialization string.
• Use your modem on a different access number.
• Disconnect other devices on the same line as the modem, and ensure that your
modem is directly connected to a wall outlet telephone jack, and not through a
splitter, fax machine or similar device.
What do I do if my modem is unable to dial out?
The modem driver may be corrupted, there may be problems with the Bluetooth or
serial port connection, or third-party software or drivers may be conflicting with
your modem’s software.
Try the following:
• Uninstall all modem drivers (including old ones) on your computer, and then
reinstall the drivers for your modem. For more information on uninstalling
drivers, see "Uninstalling Serial Modem Drivers" on page 5-2.
• Use the modem on a different serial port.
• Disable third-party applications, such as fax or PDA software, as these
applications may prevent the modem from functioning.
Frequently Asked Questions B-4
How do I resolve hardware conflicts?
Hardware conflicts may occur when two or more peripheral devices are set to use
the same I/O address, IRQ line or DMA channel.
If you are not sure which device is causing the conflict, you can isolate the source
of the difficulty by temporarily removing all devices (except your modem and
essential devices such as the disk controller). After that, add the devices back one
at a time until the device that is causing the conflict is found.
To resolve hardware conflicts in Windows XP and Windows 2000
→ Control Panel or Start → Settings → Control Panel.
1.
Click Start
2.
Click the System icon. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3.
Click the Hardware tab.
4.
Click the Device Manager button.
5.
Double-click Modem.
6.
Right-click the name of your modem. A menu appears.
7.
Select the Properties option.
8.
Click the Resources tab.
9.
Select the Use Automatic Settings check box. If this check box is already
selected, go to the Properties dialog box of the conflicting peripheral device
and select the same check box there.
10. Restart your computer.
To resolve hardware conflicts in Windows Me and Windows 98 SE
→ Settings → Control Panel.
1.
Click Start
2.
Click the System icon. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3.
Click the Device Manager tab.
4.
Double-click Modem.
5.
Select your modem and click the Properties button. The Properties dialog
box of the modem appears.
Frequently Asked Questions B-5
6.
Click the Resources tab.
7.
Select the Use Automatic Settings check box. If this check box is already
selected, go to the Properties dialog box of the conflicting peripheral device
and select the same check box there.
8.
Restart your computer.
My modem is unable to accept commands to dial or answer calls. Why?
There may be an improper telephone line connection. Do the following:
• Make sure the telephone cable is attached to the telephone jack.
• Check that all devices are turned on.
This may also be due to interference on the telephone line that is connected to
your modem. Try moving the telephone line away from all power sources,
monitors, printers and computer cables.
Why does my modem connect to the Internet at speeds less than 56
Kbps?
Connection speeds are affected by line conditions in your area. Also, FCC
regulations are such that it is not always possible to achieve the maximum data
rate.
The modem or communications software is unable to detect that the
remote user has hung up. Why?
The modem or communications software relies on the dial tone, busy tone or
period of silence to detect that a remote user has hung up. This method of
detection may not work during one of the following situations:
• Your local telephone system does not generate the dial or busy tone when the
remote user hangs up.
• The period of silence for the modem or communications software to detect that
the remote user has hung up is not long enough.
• The modem or communications software cannot detect a different dial or busy
tone. For example, if you are connecting to a PABX system, the dial or busy
tone generated is different from the usual dial or busy tone.
Frequently Asked Questions B-6
To resolve this problem, prompt the remote user to respond. This may, however,
result in a long delay before the communications software responds to the remote
user hanging up. To minimize this delay, modify the following settings:
• Voice message recording time
• Number of prompts
• Time to wait for a response after prompting
Where can I locate the AT Command set for my modem?
The AT Command set can be found on the Installation CD in the atcomm.txt file.
While connecting to the Internet using Dial-up Networking, a Serial Port
or Fax connection error message appears. Why?
You are using more than one service that utilises the same COM port. You can only
use the dial-up networking, serial port or fax service at any one time.
One of the following may have occured:
• You tried launching Bluetooth Fax services after connecting to the Internet
using Dial-up Networking.
• You tried launching Bluetooth serial port services after connecting to the
Internet using Dial-up Networking.
Difficulties with
Modem-On-Hold
You may need to check
with your local
telephone company for
the correct code to
disable Call Waiting.
Why is my Internet connection lost after I make outgoing phone calls?
If your phone service does not include Three-Way Call, your Internet connection
will be lost when you make outgoing phone calls using the NetWaiting application.
Contact your phone company for more information about Three-Way Call.
In addition, your ISP will need to support Modem-On-Hold if you are to use its
features. Contact your ISP and check for Modem-On-Hold support. If your ISP
does not support Modem-On-Hold, you may wish to disable Call Waiting before
going online. Your modem can be set to automatically disable Call Waiting while
you are online.
To disable Call Waiting in Windows XP (in Classic View) and Windows 2000
1.
Click Start
→ Control Panel or Start → Settings → Control Panel.
Frequently Asked Questions B-7
2.
Double-click the Phone and Modem Options icon.
3.
The Edit Location dialog box appears.
4.
Click your Internet location from the list to select it, and then click the Edit
button.
5.
Click the check box next to the To disable call waiting, dial option.
6.
Click the arrow next to the To disable call waiting, dial box.
Three options are displayed: *70, 70# and 1170.
7.
Select the appropriate option. If you are unsure which option is appropriate for
your area, contact your ISP for more information.
To disable Call Waiting in Windows Me and Windows 98 SE
1.
For Windows Me users, click Start → Settings
click the Dial-Up Networking icon.
→ Control Panel, and then
2.
For Windows 98 SE users, double-click the My Computer icon located on your
Windows Desktop.
3.
In the next dialog box, double-click the Dial-up Networking icon for your
Internet connection. The Connect To dialog box appears.
4.
Click the Dial Properties button, and then click the check box next to the To
disable call waiting, dial option.
5.
Click the arrow next to the To disable call waiting, dial box.
Three options are displayed: *70, 70# and 1170.
6.
Select the appropriate option. If you are unsure which option is appropriate for
your area, contact your ISP for more information.
7.
Click the Apply button, and then click the OK button.
Frequently Asked Questions B-8
Maintenance
and Safety
How do I maintain my modem?
To keep your modem in good working condition, observe the following
maintenance and safety tips:
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Updates
Store away from direct sunlight.
Do not expose to heat or fire.
Avoid using or storing in environments that exceed 45°C (113°F).
Keep away from excessive moisture.
Do not subject to excessive force or impact.
Do not modify or disassemble.
Do not use outdoors.
Only clean the product with a soft dry cloth. Do not use liquid cleaners.
Only qualified personnel should repair or service the product.
Where can I get more information on all Creative products?
Visit www.creative.com for updates and downloads relating to all Creative
products.
Frequently Asked Questions B-9
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