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Old 03-19-2004, 01:16 PM   #1
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Question Best external 56k modem for fedora?


Hi there,
was hoping to get some recommendations as to what 56k external modem would be good to use with fedora core 1? I have recently been having major issues trying to use my winmodem in linux, and have been told by many the easy fix is to just get an external. So far the dynalink e-com seems to be the go, but also is a bit pricey. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Old 03-19-2004, 01:23 PM   #2
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Actiontec v.92 modem: $50 reg. price.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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Actiontec v.92 modem: $50 reg. price.
where from?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 09:05 PM   #4
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i bought my external modem from this site. works fine with all versions of Linux

http://www.compgeeks.com/products.asp?cat=MDM"
 
Old 03-19-2004, 10:19 PM   #5
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Sorry. I read that internal modems are not necessarily winmodems, they can be softmodem (winmodem) or hardware modem. How do I know which one is hardware modem and which one is software modem?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 11:09 PM   #6
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I run a U.S. Robotics 56K Fax / External (Sells for 49.00 here http://www.shentech.com/3cu0056kvexf.html ) and have had NO problems at all. There are (were) some external winmodems though.... I once had a Diamond Multimedia 56e/SP ... to name one.

Nevertheless, read the packaging and if you see wording like "software-based," "controlless" or "made for Windows" its likely a winmodem. All hardware modems have jumpers. This site might be helpful. http://start.at/modem
 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:22 AM   #7
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Sorry. I read that internal modems are not necessarily winmodems, they can be softmodem (winmodem) or hardware modem. How do I know which one is hardware modem and which one is software modem?
Softmodems and winmodems are basically the same thing. 'Winmodem' is a name US Robotics gave to some of its softmodems. You will know when an internal modem is a hardware modem, because they are often for more expensive compared to the softmodems. Also, they like to boast that their modem is a hardware modem, so look on the box for something like that.
 
  


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