[SATLUG] Serial dial up modem recommendations? PLEASE???
Ernest De Leon
edeleonjr at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 19:47:37 CST 2007
For 33.99 plus shipping, you can get a serial modem that specifically states
that it works with linux.
On Nov 30, 2007 5:33 PM, Borries Demeler <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu>
> any external *serial* modem should work, and although I have never
> tried it, I think any USB modem should work also (with usb-serial
> module loaded). Maybe someone else on this list could comment on the
> USB modems. For external 56 kb serial modems (also called RS232), check
> out pricewatch:
> You may also be able to find some of the older external US Robotics or
> SupraFax modems
> on e-bay for a few dollars. I still have a couple, but keep them for
> If your moms computer still has an ISA slot, I think we have a few spare
> modems laying around you could try. Pretty much any flavor of Linux can
> dialup modems.
> Any of these RS232 modems should work right out of the box. You may need
> tweak the init string a bit to get optimal performance.
> Good luck, -b.
> > Hi.
> > I am a total newbie to Linux, running Ubuntu 7.1 (Gutsey Gibbons) on my
> PC and on my Mom's. I have DSL so I have had no issues at all so for
> connecting to the net. Mom, on the other hand has...because DSL isn't
> available where she lives and only dial up service is.
> > I know I need a serial, NON WINMODEM but I can't find any. Do any of
> you have any suggestions/recommendations for this type of modem, where I can
> buy one and about how much they cost please? I don't want to have to switch
> her back to a Win O/S. I hope someone here will be able to help me with
> this. When I say I am a newbie, I mean a dumb as doornails novice without a
> clue whatsoever. Is there a serial linux dial up modem that will work right
> out of the box?
> > I appreciate your help with this.
> > Kindly,
> > Cheryl
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