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Old 08-18-2001, 12:34 AM   #1
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What modem do I need?

I've doddled back and forth... Got Redhat then Mandrake and back to Redhat as i like the darn Hat!
Anyway, my problem...
Bloody W I N M O D E M, can't get online... What modem should I get and will redhat recognize it..? I don't have a lot of dosh so please let me know the best way to go and if you might have install help too, I'd appreciatte it.
I have a dell dimension 1ghz and 380 of RAM. I'm using win 98 in dual partition...
Old 08-18-2001, 02:15 AM   #2
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any non-winmodem will do. check out to make sure that there's no driver for your winmodem - you might save yourself a trip to the hardware store. i'm personally running a linux-compatible us robotics modem, which works great.
Old 08-18-2001, 04:42 PM   #3
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Thank you!

Went to the driver site but sadly no luck with my conexant modem thus far. If I should be fortunate enough to find a driver can I download it through windows 98 and install to linux or will linux recognize the new driver? Guess I'll find out when I try.
Thank you Isajera;-)
Old 08-19-2001, 12:07 AM   #4
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i always recommend picking up a Best Data Modem, Model # 56SF, hardware modem, linux compatible and windows compatible. 20 bucks when I bought it.
Old 08-20-2001, 05:00 AM   #5
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or you can do what i did and went to ebay. I got myself a US robotics external modem. (i remember reading one of the posts saying any external modem will work ) i think i paid all total 40 bucks for it. btw i looked into the best data modems and the price has gone up a few bucks to right around 35 bucks. but still a good modem. a friend of mine has one and loves it. hope that helped
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Thanks everyone for the help... You are a credit tp the human race!
Old 08-23-2001, 07:25 PM   #7
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hey, there wus one question i saw you had in there that i dont think anyone remembered to answer. about using something in linux that you downloaded while in windows. yes, that does work
the only time i have ever seen a problem with that is sometimes windows might put the wrong extension on the file (dont worry, very very rarely happens) but i think you can fix that by just changing the name of the file anyway

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