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Linux compatiable modem reconmendations, please
Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at November 21, 2002, 12:52:25 PM So, what kind of 56k modem [either internal or external, preferably 'Real' Modem] do you recomend for Linux? ThanX!
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at November 21, 2002, 01:43:08 PM None. Get cable. Got my cable connection up and running in a few seconds on Red Hat.
Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at November 21, 2002, 02:11:50 PM Some of us don't have the luxury of cable RedX:
i)In many places/countries its bloody expensive
ii)And thats only if its avaliable. The best connection you can get where I live is a 128kISDN.
Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at November 21, 2002, 03:06:27 PM Eh, yeah, cable is out of the question [Any kind of broad band for that matter].
Posted by Qubit [send private reply] at November 21, 2002, 03:28:42 PM Anything by USRobotics/3Com that is External is a surefire bet. If it is internal be warry of the cheaper modems (< $50US) which rely on Windows to do most of it's work... this is the so-called winmodem. But I definitely recommend external 56K :-) The major thing to do is read all the fine print. Linux can now handle most "plug-n-play" modems with relative ease. And a lot of packages are starting to include Linux in its compatibility listings. Good luck.
(and a quick google for
"XXXX modem" + linux
will usually yield results that will tell you if it works well or needs some minor setup)
Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at November 21, 2002, 05:43:21 PM The Creative AudioBlaster PCI modems are real modems. The boxes advertise it as a feature "real modem that doesn't waste your processor cycles" or something. My friend Greg gave me one to replace my 28.8 ISA modem, but I can't install it because:
18:46:10 up 93 days, 6:46, 4 users, load average: 0.61, 0.37, 0.23
It is all I have left to live for ;)
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