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Old 07-02-2002, 12:03 PM   #1
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What modem to buy? (UK)

Hey all,

Just wondering what modems you all use? I want to get a new one, that is not a stupid winmodem, so it'll be a lot easier. I just want a decent modem, that I don't have to emss around with so I can get into using Linux a lot better.

Anyway, what modem would you recommend I get (preferably cheap, and available in the UK!).

Old 07-02-2002, 12:22 PM   #2
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I prefer external modem, the standard is
US Robtics
Old 07-02-2002, 09:43 PM   #3
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Buy external, and buy SPECIALLY the one that says, LINUX COMPATIBLE (Hint:wink, wink), ok?...oh yeah, don't buy USB, ok too?, get serial, , follow advice and suffer not.

Old 07-03-2002, 06:30 AM   #4
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go to they have linux compatible modems for around 15
Old 07-03-2002, 09:32 AM   #5
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Any modem that's not a win modem should work, a least
thats been my experience over the last 7 years.
Old 07-03-2002, 10:41 AM   #6
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Rep: Reputation: 15 have a Dabs Value serial modem for 25 which is actually a v.92 upgradable Intel Ambient 56k. I've used it for about a year in Linux and it works great.


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