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Old 03-16-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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External 56k Modem


I'm getting ready to switch from Windows XP to Mandrake Linux 10.1.
Where I live I can only get 56k internet and all I own is a winmodem.

I've read around the net that Serial external 56k modems work the best with linux.
I've found one that looks good, it's a "Best Data 56SX-92 56K V.92 External Data/Fax Modem"

Before I actually switch to Linux, I want to make sure this one will work and if so how easy is it to get working?
Also price is an issue, the one above I can get for $16.99 online (that's why I'm looking into it)

Thanks.

P.S. I am a Linux noob.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 04:29 PM   #2
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it's in our HCL database, with a 10 rating, so others have had good luck.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=996&page=1


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Old 03-16-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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"I've found one that looks good, it's a "Best Data 56SX-92 56K V.92 External Data/Fax Modem"

Before I actually switch to Linux, I want to make sure this one will work and if so how easy is it to get working?"

I expect that it will work OK. Have it plugged in and powered up when you do the Mandrake install and it should work OK.

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Old 03-16-2005, 11:25 PM   #4
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Thumbs up US Robotics Ext 56K

I have been using a US Robotics Sportster 56K Ext. and I have had less problems getting it to work under different distros than any of the internals(especially winmodems). Most will work after a while and some driver installations but the ext usually is always found by the install program. I have had some weird things under the Slack 10.1 as I just posted tonight. But it is working as I type under SuSE 8.2 with no problem.
Good Luck, Dave
 
  


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