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Old 01-08-2004, 11:08 PM   #16
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Try www.pricewatch.com or froogle.google.com . There are several. You may can find one on Ebay.

If you are really new, post again and I will help search for you.

Later

 
Old 01-08-2004, 11:51 PM   #17
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Ok i checked out the sites and found 3 zoom modems
and these http://www.gigapc.com/index.asp?page...product=112413

http://store.yahoo.com/store4pc/motv9056kdat.html

http://www.buymicro.com/default.cfm?loadlist=796480

http://store.yahoo.com/upgradenation/cnet56kintpc.html

plese tell me one of these are compattable. if nessary i will change distros
 
Old 01-09-2004, 12:41 AM   #18
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The top one, gigapc, appears to be a good choice. External serial.

The second one, store4pc, appears to be a winmodem. I found this little tidbit.

Code:
# Requirements:

# Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP
Not to mention, it LOOKS like a winmodem. I would skip that one.

The third, buymicro, one is a guaranteed winmodem but you may can get drivers. I think you have to buy them. Trust me, buy a serial, not USB. You are already buying a modem. This is the giveaway for me:

Code:
HAYES ACCURA V92 V44 PCI FAX MODEM CONTROLLERLESS  CONEXANT CHIP
The fourth, upgradenation, may be a hardware modem. It is internal though. I can't be really sure.

I found this one that is OK. I have this and can tell you that I have had no trouble with it, well I forgot to add serial to the kernel, but that was my fault.

http://www.techdepot.com/Product.asp...390482&iid=936

I know that one will work. Someone else may post the brand and a link to one they have. It has a pretty long set of cords to. I did have to reset it once when the power blinked. I didn't have a UPS then. All I had to do was power off the modem and then turn it back on. If it were internal, I would have had to reboot.

I'll looked some more and found these.

http://store.yahoo.com/newtech/ce56kvexsemo.html
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...2&searchdepa=0
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...RCCODE=GOOPROD

You should find one of those helpful. Post if you want more info before you order. Best to ask first than to get something that won't work.

Later



Sorry I type so slow. I'm getting there though. Sort of.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 07:06 AM   #19
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Ok i have decided to go with the newegg.com one becaus its cheap LOL.
I will post agian when it arives and tell you how it works.
It says its linux compattable and when I emailed them they said it would work.

Thanks for the help

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Old 01-09-2004, 08:12 AM   #20
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I bought most of mine from newegg. They are good.

When you get the modem, you will need to find out which port is on. You can cheat and use windoze to find that. It should be one of the following though:

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windoze  |  same as  |  Linux

Com1           |              /dev/ttyS0
Com2           |              /dev/ttyS1
Just go into Kppp, setup and under device tab just select the port. You can try one and if it don't work, try the other one. When you click connect it should say "modem ready" and then go to work from there.

That modem will also work in windoze by the way. It's not just for Linux. Heck you can use it in DOS too. It is a "smart" modem, not a dumb windoze thing.

Post if you need help. Time to eat breakfast, lasagna. Can't eat eggs and such. Allergies.

Later

 
Old 01-09-2004, 12:11 PM   #21
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Do you use kppp to dial to your isp. and wht is that scrip window for.
I have a few modems that i have tried using kppp with and when i got to dial it says modem ready and then initizing then it freezes up. is that becaus of the modem.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:19 PM   #22
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is that becaus of the modem.
Well, I've had problems with Winmodems and kppp - even if you get the kernel modules loaded on boot and you can superficially talk to your modem etc - you can still have pppd daemons dying after a couple of minutes, little/no data coming through your browser - go for an external serial modem - on average people seem to have more success.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 04:18 PM   #23
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Newegg Rocks!

I found a cheap serial modem on newegg. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...137-104&depa=0

It's controllerless, it's serial, is there anything wrong with it? If not, I think I'll buy it cause it fits my thrifty budget. (student).

Thanks.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 06:12 PM   #24
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That is a modem. I have read where people get it to work. I'm not to sure how that thing works though. If you search froogle.google.com I saw one the other day that I know will work for about $5.00 more. If you need me to I can go find it. You may want to do some searches on here and see what problems others run into.

If you are going to spend that much you may as well cure the headache too.

Later

 
Old 01-11-2004, 06:15 PM   #25
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Forget the last post. Check this out.

http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp...A9jbwoAmWi11Mj

How's that for cheap?

Later

 
Old 01-11-2004, 07:25 PM   #26
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Dalek

Dalek, I'd like to know what modem you'd reccomend. It would very helpful and I'd appreciate it a lot.

I can't PM you or e-mail you (it's blocked) so perhaps you can contact me instead?

AIM: shodekiagari

E-Mail discardthis.shodekiagari@mailbolt.com

Thanks a lot!

Again, if other people have reccomendations for specific modems for around that price I'd be more than happy to be enlightened.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 08:01 PM   #27
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That link in the previous post I made should work just fine. It is external serial and is the cheapest I have seen so far. I paid $40.00 for my ActionTec from techdepot, on sale, and that one is like $20.00. You can't beat that. Brand is not as important. As long as it is external and a hardware based modem, it should work just fine.

I have to admit though, I am confused by the conexant thing in a earlier post. It is serial and all, but it sounds like a software modem.

I think you have to be a contributing member to do E-mail and PMs. I'm going to one time or another, but being disabled sort of sucks. I want to get DirecWay or DSL too. DirecWay costs $600.00 for the hardware stuff and DSL ain't nowhere close. And, 26K dial-up sort of sucks too.

That help?

 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:20 PM   #28
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Well I got my modem and it works in linux using kppp,but the connection is a 9.1 kbps it is the same in windows So i guss i will contact trendnet support and se whats up.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:41 PM   #29
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You may have a phone line problem. I can only get a 26K connection here. The wires are getting old.

You may want to call the phone company and complain about it. Mine guarantees a 19K connection but they still came out and checked the wires. They did that even though I was above the minimum.

I still want DSL myself.

Later

 
Old 01-19-2004, 09:45 PM   #30
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Well, you already bought one so I'm too late, but I'll go ahead and recommend the Best Data 56K external serial modem. It gets detected perfectly with Linux and I think it does something to help smooth out the noise in the signals. I've found them for about $25-30 on Ebay.
I have rotten phone lines but my connections are significantly faster using this modem instead of the Actiontec PCI Call Waiting modem. Wish I could get DSL here... *sigh*
 
  


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