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Old 03-19-2006, 05:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy What are compatible modems with linux?

What are compatible modems with linux?
What do you sugess to me to buy?
Please help me...
Old 03-19-2006, 05:49 AM   #2
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type normally or don't type at all.

don't buy a modem, buy a router, much mcuh less hassle, and eitherway you didn't even bother saying what kind of modem you are talking about... adsl? cable? dial?
Old 03-19-2006, 09:32 AM   #3
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I'm sorry
I was in aterrible time.
It's a dialup modem.
Old 03-20-2006, 05:45 AM   #4
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buy an external modem

If you want a modem to function in linux buy an external one. Most propably you''ll make your job.
See also for some infos
Old 03-22-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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buy an ethernet rooter with an inbuilt ADSL moden

USB modens dont work well with linux and if you get one working it will never work as well as it did in windows

you will need to make shoure that linuxs sees your ethernet card with is usually fine. The advantage with this is that you can wire up lots of computers and shear the net connection with as many computers as you like with no extra cost to you internet bill and tend to be more stabler than USB modems and the like. make shoure that your rooter has an in built ADSL modem

if you need dail up the a serial modem will do that job rember
that they are all hardware modems with an easy interface that is easy for linux and windows to command

the reasion for these silly USB modems and many if not all PCI cards is that they use computer programs to take a way electronic hardware that cost the consuma letting the computer doing some of the work and tend to be smaller to and cheeper [ some times they may say hardware moden PCI or USB, just egnore them ] often called

have a look a round the net and on if you dont belive me and the rest of the net

here are such models UK web site.

go hear for serial modems

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Old 03-22-2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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Im was using a external serial modem, made by sweex and it uses an intel ambient chipset. Theres also a wide arange of modems that will work under the hardware compatability list on this site. Generally 95% of external serial modems will work on linux, best bet is to go with one that uses the chipset i just mentioned, a 3com one, a us robotics one. They will all more then likely work.


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