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Old 01-26-2008, 06:50 AM   #1
R_Hellvis
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What external USB-modem to buy


Can anyone give some advice on what external USB-modem to buy for my Ubuntu 7.10? (I'm sick of winmodems) I'm pulling hair right now.

Thanx a lot
 
Old 01-26-2008, 07:08 AM   #2
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its best if possible to go for wired ethernet design rather than usb.

if you have to stay usb try http://www.linux-usb.org/
 
Old 01-26-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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Hello R_Hellvis

These work but they are not necessarily easy to find:

http://www.netgear.com/Products/Rout...ms/DM111P.aspx

However, you can get other manufacturers Routers with four ports on them for about the same price.

Definitely go for ethernet connection if you can, even the low price UK ADSL suppliers are beginning to abandon USB modems in favour of Ethernet connection. It's much more reliable in the longer term.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 03:26 PM   #4
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Hello

I agree with bbfuller. I've used the Speedtouch modem (http://speedtouch.sourceforge.net/) until suddenly I couldn't get it to work with Fedora. Bought the wireless Philips modem router. Always works, no matter what distro.

Have a lot of fun

Koen Plessers
 
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I assume by the mention of winmodem that the OP was referring to analog dial up instead of broadband. As always asking the right question and providing as much information as possible will get you better answers.

As aus9 suggests check to see what modems are compatible. If your computer has a serial port then go with a real hardware modem since no special drivers are required.

For broadband modems using ethernet does not require any special drivers and a compatable network adapter are really inexpensive.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 03:49 PM   #6
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If we are talking about analogue dial-up rather than broadband then the usual advice has been to use an old fashioned external serial modem rather than USB.

The catch being of course that computers now are coming without serial ports built in.

I've only limited experience with external USB analogue modems, none of it good.
 
  


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