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Old 12-09-2003, 07:17 PM   #1
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Talking Some good external modems?

Ok, I've given up on my winmodem. So I'm in the market for a good external modem.

What is everyone using, what's easy to install and configure?

US Robotics is out due to being obscenely expensive.

I just read that USB modems are a no no due to the majority of them being Winmodems. Is this still the case?

Old 12-09-2003, 07:58 PM   #2
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I have never had any problems with the excellent Intertex/Powerbit modems. Very nice ones, with LCD's that show the actual connection speed as it fluctuates. Geek love.

Old 12-09-2003, 08:01 PM   #3
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I've heard of 'hardware' usb modems. But they're still just as iffy as pci modems. The Actiontec serial modem is nice (using it now).
Old 12-09-2003, 08:14 PM   #4
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I used a "Best Data" - less than $50 usd
It fired right up has all the leds also
Old 12-10-2003, 01:19 AM   #5
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Zoom external serial modem #3048 worked right outta the box...half the price of the US Robotics...i bought it at great.

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Old 12-10-2003, 10:35 AM   #6
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AZTECH 56K modem works good for me, no config recognized straight away
Old 12-10-2003, 10:47 AM   #7
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Old 12-10-2003, 09:50 PM   #8
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bought the 2 brands on this site that work well
Old 12-18-2003, 05:23 PM   #9
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This is the one I got. It's connected via eth port so VERY easy!
Best thing is, the box runns linix as it's os. Apparently there's a group of people hacking this to do added features!
Old 12-18-2003, 05:55 PM   #10
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I've never had a lick of trouble with the Brand X modem I got at Radio Shack a few yrs. ago
Old 12-18-2003, 07:35 PM   #11
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USR is worth the extra cash IMHO, in my ecperience they get the best overall compression when talking to modems of differnent brand.

If you are truely keen, call your ISP and ask them what modems they use, with any luck they will all be the same, if so buy whatever it is that they are using.


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