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Old 08-03-2005, 11:50 PM   #1
jayhel
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USB>RS232 versus PCMCIA>RS232


Hi!

I want to put a RS232 on my Acer laptop to connect an external modem (USR V.92) under Slackware 10.1

What is the best choice:

Buy a USB>RS232

or

a PCMCIA>RS232

?
 
Old 08-04-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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Does't your Laptop have a serial (RS232) port already? If not then bypass the middle-man and just get an USB or PCMCIA modem...

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Old 08-04-2005, 07:09 PM   #3
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USB versus PCMCIA modem

Very good idea, Kencaz.

No, the new breed of Acer laptop come without a RS232 port.

It has an integrated modem, though, which should be a winmodem (horror!)

So the same question stays the same (and I want a hardware modem, not a winmodem):

What is the best?

A PCMCIA

or

an USB modem (Slackware 10.1)

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