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Old 08-26-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy what modem to buy


I DESPERATLY WANT TO CHANGE FROM WINDOW'S TO LINUX
I CAN NOW INSTAL MANDRAKE 9.2 NO PROBLEM AFTER TRING A FEW TIME'S AND SEEM TO BE GETTING A GRIP OF USEING THE OS BUT NOW WANT TO GET ON THE INTERNET. BUT HAVE A PROBLEM I HAVE A USB TORNADO 563 WIN MODEM. WHICH, WELL I DONT WANT TO USE FOR LINUX AT LEAST NOT RIGHT AWAY, WANT TO BUY AN INTERNAL MODEM. BUT WHAT WHERE AND EXACTLY HOW MUCH SHOULD I BE PAYING. I LIVE IN SCOTLAND AND THIER FOR WANT TO BUY IN BRITAN BUT DONT SEEM TO BE ABLE TO FIND AN OUTLET FOR PROPER MODEM'S THAT WILL WORK WITH LINUX.
DO I NEED TO CHANGE ISP TO WORK WITH LINUX ON LINE OR CAN I JUST LOAD IN ISP SETING'S INTO LINUX. HELP
 
Old 08-26-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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I didn't even read that ... could you please
edit the post and remove ~ 99% of the caps?

Capitalisation is considered yelling, and is
very rude. And it's hard to read.


Cheers,
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Old 08-26-2004, 04:48 PM   #3
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Assume your on a dial-up agreement? Get an external one and it'll work.. They're dirt cheap and it's easy to check if you have a problem, just plug it into another box or reboot to windows and see what happens.
You just need to know the dial-up phone num, username, pwd (aka CHAP secret) and use the GUI to set it up.
I used to be able to tell whether it was going to connect just by listening to it...
 
Old 08-26-2004, 04:49 PM   #4
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I don't think you need to change your ISP to make the connection working from Linux. I'm not 100% sure, because there happens ISPs requiring a special program (Windows-only, usually) to connect. But that's rare. In most cases you just need a modem, driver for it and settings (phone number, username, password). Choosing he right modem is not an easy task but LQ HCL (http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php?cat=121) and Mandrake HCL (http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/hardware.php3) should help you.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:06 PM   #5
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Dear tink very sorry about cap's lock on, did not mean to SHOUT
as you put it. must remember to not do that in future....
norm.............
although I am a member of the British D.N.A. socitity
the birtish national association of dyslexic's.
So hope you will excuse my loudness.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:13 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by NORM7446
Dear tink very sorry about cap's lock on, did not mean to SHOUT
as you put it. must remember to not do that in future....
norm.............
although I am a member of the British D.N.A. socitity
the birtish national association of dyslexic's.
So hope you will excuse my loudness.
Dyslexia doesn't come with shouting :)

There's a button at the bottom that
has "Spell Check" on it, too ;)


Cheers,
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Old 08-26-2004, 05:15 PM   #7
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hi there
external modems are generally not problem with linux, if u wanna go for internel modems then u need to look at the hardware compatibilty lists at this site and at ur linux distro's website

aslo i got on to look at this site(not upto mark,but fine), maybe this will help u more

http://lnxparts.com/

regards
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:24 PM   #8
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no sorry, you are right, that is tourettes syndrome. whta is a sppell checkerr???
Ok, OK, I take the hint.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 06:42 PM   #9
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Ebay has lots of inexpensive modems (207 in UK at last check): most people don't know what to do with them. Worked for me. http://search.ebay.co.uk/external-modem_W0QQsoloctogZ9
Note that the link should be just for modems in UK.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 01:08 AM   #10
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ANY serial modem will work fine, you will not need to change ISP's (as long as you buy a serial modem that supports the ISPs standard, probably V.92). Internal ISA modems will work, but are not always V.92 compliant since they are older, but sometimes a V.90 modem will work w/ a V.92 ISP since it is suppose to be backwards compatiable. If you get a USB or PCI modem make sure it is called "hardware modem" and not a "software modem" or a "controlerless modem".
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:58 AM   #11
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Definately get an external hardware modem, you won`t have any problems!
They are a better modem than an internal software one anyway. They are more tolerant of dirty phone lines (hence less susceptibility to dropouts) and they don`t need to use any of your CPU to perform their job, which can only be a good thing

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