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Re: 56K Modems



On Fri, 02 Jan 2004, Paul Morgan wrote:

> On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 20:37:17 -0600, Jacob S. wrote:
> 
> > Is it just me or is it hard to find a good external hardware modem
> > (non-win/linmodem) these days?
> 
> I'm using a US Robotics 56K Performance Pro, model number 5610B.  It's
> PCI, controller-based, V.92.

I can second that.

The OEM version is model number: Model 2976.

NewEgg used to sell them for less then $50 (which is where I got mine).

Where I work we sell the 2977 model (which has something like voice or
fax, but is still a hardware modem) for $49 with free S&H, so they are
definitely affordable.

One caveat -- for several people, they seem to identify as ttyS4.
That's a little weird (com5) but works fine for most people.  However,
awhile ago there was a large thread where someone couldn't get their 
5610/2976 working.

I still recommend it though, its a heck of a modem that I probably spend
15+ hours a day connected through.

~ Jesse Meyer

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