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Old 03-29-2003, 07:59 PM   #1
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help me choose a modem


i saw 2 modems on ebay the first is a actionTec usb modem
model um100 with lucent venus chip set and on gromitkc.com or somthing like that it says its OK but it doesnt have any link to a driver plug and play maby???

and the other is the same brand and it is a serial port call waiting modem and on there website it says linux is supported but dosent have any drivers exept for windows

which one should i get
i would rather have one that is easy to get to work without much modigications cause i'm a

please help me
 
Old 03-29-2003, 08:57 PM   #2
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have a look on http://www.linmodems.org for a list of winmodems that will work. Otherwise have a look at your distributions hardware compatibility list. Look here's one : http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/

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Old 03-30-2003, 01:41 PM   #3
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modems for Linux

A quick rule of thumb is that an externel modem will work on Linux and an internal modem may or may not work on Linux.
 
  


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