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Re: Modem

On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 07:12:07PM -0700, jim wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-10-18 at 12:25, dTd wrote:
> > On Fri, 18 Oct 2002 09:38:49 -0500
> > Aaron Konstam <akonstam Trinity Edu> wrote:
> > 
> > > On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 09:55:21AM -0400, Mike Waite wrote:
> > > > I need to add a modem to my linux machine.
> > > > 
> > > > what is the best one, i.e. it is found and set up automagicly on
> > > > installation.
> > > > 
> > > > Thanks
> > > US Robotics modems always work for me.
> > > -- 
> > 
> > ME also, as far as modems go, I've had excellent luck with the 3com/usr
> > Internet Gaming Modem, a full hardware pci modem.

I'm using a MultiTech MT5600BA (V90) external serial modem.
This thing is built like a tank, has a LDC display with builtin
menus for configuring it right from its own front panel. Works
well on a difficult phone line that caused a lot of trouble for
a Diamond Supra V90 external that I paid more for than the Multitech.
(thanks to a good auction on ebay!)

No experience with USR or ZOOM, but definitely if you want reliability
go for a serial external. Note that I said SERIAL, not USB. There
are reports that some USB modems work with Linux and some don't.
Avoid the hassle and stay serial.

> OK modems.  First IMHO the best modems are external.  There are
> technical reasons for this opinion.
> U.S Robotics has a good line of modems but all are not created equal.
> The more expensive ones are much better than the less expensive up to
> the top end which may have protocols that will only really work when
> talking to another one of the same model.
> For general consumer type uses I have always preferred Zoom.
> It has been a couple of years since I have dealt with this so I don't
> have an opinion on any specific models.
> I really don't have a clue on the auto detection issue.
> Jim Scott
> Of course maybe you shouldn't listen to me.  I'm unemployed.

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               But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: 
                         While we were still sinners, 
                              Christ died for us.
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