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Old 10-12-2004, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What are the best brands of external serial modems in terms of quality/reliability?

I ask this because I'm planning of switching completely to Linux, and because I need to constantly use the internet, I'm interested in buying a "real" modem that is going to work under Linux and other *nices.

Thanks in advanced for your replies.

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Old 10-12-2004, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you give a couple more brands? US Robotics modems seem to be a bit on the expensive side, what are other, more affordable serial modems?
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They still make those things?

Anyway, what makes you think you need an external serial modem to use with Linux? It'll work w/ regular PCI modems, ethernet, wireless, anything really.

Also, what makes that a "real" modem as opposed to others?
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I'm thinking when he says real as opposed to other, that the other would be a winmodem and a real modem being a hardware driven modem (they are more expensive).

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