Re: dial up support
Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 08:30:45AM +1000, Daniel Dalton wrote:
I just realised I have dial up all around Australia, so want to take
advantage of this.
So, my laptop has a win modem in side it. So can anyone tell me a brand
and model to look for on ebay, so I can get a cheap 56 k modem that will
work with linux?
After that I think I know how to configure it, I found a page on it...
I just want to make sure I don't get one of those stupid win modems... I
know there is linmodem, but it seems I have to pay for the driver, and I
believe all software on my linux box should be free...
And... it seems easier just to get a proper modem.
Should I be getting a modem that connects to the serial port?
So can anyone help me on this one?
The gold-standard in modems is the 3Com/US Robotics Courier
V-Everything. It works with a serial port and requires no drivers. It
also does great on noisy lines. I purchased mine off eBay for $49.
What's the model number of that?
3Com/USR also makes the Sportster which is less functional and cheaper
when new (the courier new is about $400).