[nSLUG] Hardware Modem suggestions
artson at hotpop.com
Fri Sep 29 16:36:03 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.
Aside from EBay, which takes a little time, a good local source is shops
which do repair or deal in used equipment. There are quite a few
Actiontec external serial/USB modems for sale for 15.00 on EBay, and
they are quite nice; I have one and PCLinux OS even recognizes it on the
USB line. PCLOS is a modified Mandriva by Tecstar and very slick.
Brilliance Computers on Kempt Road Halifax http://www.brillcom.com/
Rodew Computers Services in Dartmouth http://rodew.ca/index.asp
PCMedic on Akerley Blvd, Dartmouth http://pcmedic.com/dartmouth.html
The people at Brilliance computers are especially knowledgeable and helpful.
You can end up with an internal hardware modem in a PCI slot and still
have trouble getting your distro to recognize it, so an external modem
is always preferred.
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