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Old 03-18-2005, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Could someone suggest a good modem to use? I built a comp for a friend and used a cheap $12 modem from newegg, and the piece of crap already doesn't work. Does anyone have a link to one that they've used personally that connects consistenly and stuff? I apologize for the n00b question, but I know nothing about modems.
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your friend should get the modem that hooks up to the usb. its really cool. it tells you when someone calls you and it increases the speed of the internet.
its around 50 dolllars.
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US Robotics. They make very good modems.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-141&depa=0

Any US Robotics modem will do. If you dont want to pay as much, get a Zonet. Thats what I'm using. Its a bit slow, but its consistant and works well. COmes with some neat software as well.
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that one that you posted is the one I put in that is already dead. My friend says it worked fine, then started to connect only sometimes, and now will never connect. Maybe he screwed something up.
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The modem I posted is far from 12 dollars.

Have you re-installed drivers and checked all the IP and gateway settings? Before you replace the hardware, check and make sure he didnt screw with the software.
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The modem you posted is 16 dollars. Perhaps you pasted the incorrect link?
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So I did... sorry.
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Would you mind re-posting the link? I'm curious to see it.
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Old 03-19-2005, 12:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Anyone else have any good suggestions?
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Old 03-19-2005, 01:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What's a modem?




(Please, God, do not strike me down for making fun of another's lack of high-speed Internet access.)
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