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Old 10-02-2003, 08:34 PM   #1
johnnyrebel2004
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external modem's


i have a dell dimension 4600 runing windows xp and linux mandrake 9.1 powerpack and after trying forever to get my bcm v.90 56k to work in mandrake i'v gave up on it and now i'm looking for a good external modem i'd like to know what brand will work or what i should get i'm gonna get one off ebay just need to know what i should buy or where i should buy it from
 
Old 10-03-2003, 12:18 AM   #2
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I wholeheartedly recommend you NOT buy a modem off Ebay, the same with Xbox's ect. Many flakey 'electronic' devices are for sale there. Sure, they work when you first boot, but after 'warm' up, flakey things happen. There are alot of 'not so honest' people willing to pawn off their bad luck on someone else. When it comes to overclocked CPU's, dropped Cameras, or anything else that can be abused but not show it to the naked eye, stay away.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...86502?v=glance

http://www.computerbob.com/tech/review_zoom_modem.html

see http://www.pricewatch.com/ for possible 'modem' choices, any other recommendations out there for this person?

(I do sell stuff on ebay, but only working items, the rest I throw away after stripping for parts).
EDIT: Beware the chipset, see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=92468 prior to buying anything.

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Old 10-04-2003, 09:08 PM   #3
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Faheyd,

Does that Zoom modem you have the Amazon link for need Linux drivers, or does it work right out of the box?
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:35 PM   #4
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Please read the device manual linked at Amazon, see http://media-server.amazon.com/media...L000013452.pdf and read the original link for user reviews, there is a post by a satisfied owner and at http://www.epinions.com/content_105431076484 . See also http://216.239.53.104/search?q=cache...art=4&ie=UTF-8 , Drivers needed, well, not really in the same sense that you do need them for winmodems. Your generic out of the box linux should have all you need to at least get a ppp up and running. See all the howto's out there on ppp. You might be able to pick this modem up at your local Office Depot (so you can easily return it if needed). Now, using the other v.92 protocols, I just have personal experience, can someone pitch in, and give some hints about using a external modem with v.90 and v.92 protocols. Thanks, Dylan sends
 
Old 10-05-2003, 01:11 AM   #5
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I have this one. It works great, just need a better phone line though. 24K sucks.

http://www.techdepot.com/Product.asp...390482&iid=342

I'm not going to rant about my connection. I'm not. I'm hitting the submit button.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 03:21 AM   #6
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Yes, you can take a look at http://www.pricewatch.com and search for 'External actiontec' and you'll see, $49.05 . Not bad, $67.89 for the Zoom modem. Any other recommendations out there for external modems?
 
Old 10-05-2003, 03:36 AM   #7
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froogle.google.com may have one listed to. I use that a lot. It has pictures.

Later

 
Old 10-13-2003, 06:58 PM   #8
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Faheyd,

I know this has been a while ago, but I took your advice and bought the Zoom modem off Amazon. Best decision I've made regarding getting on the web with Linux! Got the modem, connected it up and configured it today. SuSE detected it right away and I didn't need to install any drivers. I'm finally on the web with SuSE!! Thanx a bunch!
 
Old 10-13-2003, 11:33 PM   #9
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Dhimani,
You are so welcome! Wow, that made me feel so good, I just had a bad few minutes on another post, and this one just made my day!!!
Thank you so much!!!
Dylan
 
  


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