On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 19:12:42 -0800 Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 06:46:28PM -0600, Jacob S. wrote: > > Wal-Mart's a good suggestion, I'll have to check there next. I've > > not been as successful finding them online as I had hoped... perhaps > > I need to stop looking for USB externals (that are still > > non-winmodems) and get a plain serial external. > > Consider USB modems as internal, possibly win-modems. Just use a > serial port for your modem, it's easier. But that's just it - not all of them are. I had an Actiontec USB Call-Waiting modem that was the easiest modem I've ever used (that is, until the lightning strike got it) - plug it in and start talking to /dev/ttyACM0. However, I don't see any Actiontec USBs for sale on the internet any more. USB makes it easier for it to be a winmodem than if it were a regular serial port, but that doesn't mean they're all winmodems, nor does it mean they are hard to use when they're a hardware modem. I figure it never hurts to ask and if anyone knows where to find a good piece of Linux-compatible hardware, this list seems to be the place. :-) Thanks anyway, Jacob ----- GnuPG Key: 1024D/16377135 Some software money can't buy. For everything else there's Micros~1.
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