Re: Modem in Debian
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On 02/04/08 09:13, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2008 6:30 AM, Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 02/04/08 07:47, John Hasler wrote:
>>> Ron Johnson writes:
>>>> The USR 5610C is an internal "hard" modem. And because it's internal,
>>>> there's no need for extra wires, a wall-wart power supplies, etc.
>>> Because it is inside your computer it also provides extra opportunities for
>>> lightning damage.
>> Unless you run the phone line thru a surge suppressor.
> Oh, yeah, because phone line surge suppressors never introduce massive
> amounts of line noise that reduce connection speeds, if still allowing
> connections at all...
I wouldn't know. It's been a long time since I've used a modem...
Besides, what's to stop a big surge from arcing over the damaged
external modem circuits, down the RS-232 cable and onto the mobo?
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals
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