[nSLUG] Hardware Modem suggestions

billdavidson at eastlink.ca billdavidson at eastlink.ca
Wed Sep 27 14:18:41 ADT 2006


As others have pointed out, any external modem is, of course, a hardware 
modem.  I have used USR's and AOpen FM56's with no problems.

As for internal modems, if you can find an old-ish ISA modem it is 
probably a hardware modem, but you probably don't have any ISA slots ;)
Almost every PCI modem you can buy is a software modem, even some that 
claim to be hardware modems (seems different marketers have different 
ideas about what "hardware" means).

You could quickly search the web-sites of a few major modem manufacturers 
for "hardware" or "Linux", but I think you'll find that externals are your 
only choices.  Which is bad because they are more expensive, but good 
because they work way better.

Bill Davidson
billdavidson at eastlink.ca

On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Rick Wightman wrote:

> Greetings,
> Can anyone recommend a hardware modem? There is some urgency, so something 
> that I can buy if necessary is preferable.
> Thanks,
> Rick Wightman
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