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LINMODEMS??????????
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Clod    Posted 09-29-2004 at 11:14:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Im trying to find a cheap LINMODEM. These guys who advize on the subject at geek sites do not just come out and name a few that work and are inexpensive. But I read that EXTERNAL modems are best for Linux.NO USB hookups though. But one external I found that I considered is about $75 shipped.Oh yes,Im on standard phone wire not digital. Anyone know of a modem (LINMODEM) for less?If so.Where? It must be Linux compatible. If I can not find one,I will blame my pal Alias.He is a pal of Bill Gates!


Gary in Geneva    Posted 09-30-2004 at 04:19:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you want to buy a used one it looks like you can get it for $10 - $20 on ebay.

Winmodems are usually junk except for the rare few.


TomH    Posted 09-29-2004 at 16:28:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have one of these (Best Data V.92 External). Works fine with Unix or Windows (in fact, Windows runs faster with an external modem because it isn't doing all the work it has to with a WinModem).

It plugs into the serial port. I got it at Sam's club, don't know if they still carry it.


ClodLOOKY HERE!!!!!! TOM    Posted 09-29-2004 at 18:16:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey,,Tom I been searching for two days for that thing. My ignorance cost me a lot of time when these problems arise. Next time just assume that I need more info than the ordinary person does.Thanks!! This should be the one I will oder on payday. I would hope a large number of folks contact Tiger Diect to ask they get parts for Linux systems.Modems.Sound cards ,Whatever else fails to operate on the switchover. By the way.I have no sound on the Redhat machine.The CD does not run programs/disk as XP did,It just shows icons. Its been nip and tuck all the way.


walt    Posted 09-29-2004 at 13:41:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try searching here.


Clod    Posted 09-29-2004 at 16:15:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Walt..PRICEWATCH actually works. I saw it recommended in another place but it didnt click up. This might be what I need thanks Walt.


just thinking    Posted 09-29-2004 at 13:03:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
for a guy that told me he likes to do things the hard way by try try again, you sure ask a lot of questions. All that work cause you hate Bill.
I can see where it keeps a guy out of a lot of trouble. Keep at it
REt


Clod    Posted 09-29-2004 at 16:12:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ret,,The only way I ever learned anything was by crashing right into it head on. I have been to several schools but in a ferw weeks forget what I was taught,This way is sure fire because when you fail the test it cost you time and money. I learn best from my mistakes. I have a world recod of mistake making,So I should be up there with the Harvard crowd by now. I bet there is another guy almost as hard headed as Clod. I wont give his name out ,,But his nitials is r. e. t.Ha ha! Just wait untill I get my Redhat online .Ill post circles around youre ole Windows PC.


Oh clod    Posted 09-29-2004 at 18:01:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
glad you don't take offense at my questions. But, you are still going to end up with a system that does nothing more, just is different. Kind of like a guy that liked a Studebaker instead of a popular chevvy. But, Studie didn't make it. However as independent as you say you are, you still ask a lot of questions . that is not going it alone. Anyway, have fun, better than sitting in a bar. Of course a bar has girls , don't they?
Can't remember
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Clod    Posted 09-29-2004 at 18:09:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not offended ret,You could be right.I like to go see and test,Then warn the unknowing.Some folks get offended by me because when im joking I dont put LOL. I just dont do things like that.I used to have expensive old collectors CB transivers.I never talked like a CBer. I just speak right on. Ha!~


Coloken    Posted 09-29-2004 at 12:04:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
To me, that is a "hardware" modem. Does not need software like what is commonly call a "win" modem.
I am very out of date, but last I knew, there were no PCI hardware modems. USR used to make good ones (ISA). Think some were 56K. External ones will work.
I suggest you go to any good Linus web site and ask there.


Clod    Posted 09-29-2004 at 16:25:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is what I read on that subject.PCI modems.Just about all of them are WINMODEMS because some of the circuit is furnished by Windows.Earlier ones were real modems. A couple of guys said the found one or two PCI "modems" that worked with Linux.One guy said he got it at Curcuit City. But I have not saw it listed . LINMODEMS are the name for those compatible with Linux. and are full bore modems. But a few experts say use EXTERNAL modems.Not USB plugged ones.Make sure they are listed as Linux compatable.I saw a number of those. Maybe 45 bucks and up.By the way. They can go up to 1500 bucks.But if you see a person heading in the diection of Linux.Tell them to search out Linux modem prices and locations.Thewre are some who can modify the driver/circuit or something to make some winmodems work.Im not going to get into that.I will pay the price if I have to.


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