Modems Reported as V.90 Instead of V.92 in Apple System Profiler

Apple has added a new article to the Knowledge Base regarding Apple System Profiler misreporting modem types. Appleis Knowledge Base (sometimes referred to as the KBase) is a central location for all of Appleis support documents and other important information.

On the latest crop of Powerbooks, iBooks, and Power Mac G4s running OS X 10.2.2, Apple System Profiler will falsely report the built-in v.92 modem as v.90. There is currently no solution, but Apple is working on it. From Apple:


In Mac OS X 10.2.2, Apple System Profiler identifies v.92 modems as v.90 modems.

Products affected

  • iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM)
  • iBook (32 VRAM)
  • iBook (14.1 LCD 32 VRAM)
  • PowerBook G4 (1 GHz/867 MHz)
  • Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors)


Apple is working on updating the Apple System Profiler application to properly recognize and report v.92 modems.

You can find the new Knowledge Base article at Appleis Web site.