[nSLUG] Hardware Modem suggestions
mspencer at tallships.ca
Wed Sep 27 15:23:29 ADT 2006
Rick Wightman wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a hardware modem? There is some urgency, so
> something that I can buy if necessary is preferable.
I've been using USRobotics external modems since I started with Linux,
28.8K and 56K.
Only snag I ever hit was that I couldn't get the 56K to pulse-dial
using USR documentation. Someone in Romania (!) replied to a usenet
post with the required incantation. And even I have tone dial service
If you're in Halifax and know which junk shops have bins of old
computer gear, you may well be able to pick up a working USR 56K for
$5 or, at most $15. Buy two at that price. :-) (It appears that many
have been retired because the users got ADSL/Cable rather than because
the modems died.) If you're outside of the/a city and "urgency" is
the key word , the suggestions others have made about where to get USR
modems off the shelf (Staples?) is more likely your answer.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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