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Re: OT: modem suggestions

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 09:40:51AM -0400, Christopher Mosley wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Christopher Mosley wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm looking for a cheap, internal, ISA  or PCI  *all* harware modem.
> > Any recommendations --  brand/model names appreciated.
> That's hardware not harware and I'm looking for a 56k modem using
> the two protocols (forgot the protocol names).

Well, ultimatly you'll have the most success using an external modem. In
the past I've always had good results with the 3Com/USRobotics Sportster.

As for the protocols, the 'two' protocols of K56Flex and x2 have been
depreciated with v.90 and its successor v.92. Most new modems for sale now
at minimum will support v.90... As far as I know the enhancments to v.92
are not exactly available for linux (correct me if im wrong).

If its an internal modem you absolutly must have, make sure that its is NOT
a windows based modem (aka winmodem). 

For more information, check out your local HOWTO mirror, or goto


enjoy :P

Adam McDaniel
Infrastructure Technology Consultant
M-Tech Mercury Information Technology, Inc.

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