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Old 05-18-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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Laptop doesn't have serial port for external modem


I now have a USR 5686 external 56k modem.
I went to plug it into the laptop and...no serial port. sad.gif

So i see there are RS232 to USB converters.
Is this going to work?

If not, are there any other options?
 
Old 05-18-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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What type of laptop is it? Sometimes you can get an extension bar for your laptop that includes serial ports and plugs into a special socket on the back of your machine. I think these work transparently, although I could be wrong.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 05:17 PM   #3
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Its an HP Pavilion dv5115nr
 
Old 05-18-2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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Couldn't find an expansion bar for that laptop. Seems kind of new. Are you sure the builtin modem doesn't work?

Here's a link to some pcmcia modems that reportedly work under linux. note not everything on this page is a modem... Never used them though...
 
  


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