Need Modem Recommendation

Kir Kolyshkin kir at
Thu Mar 16 09:29:44 EST 2000

Well, I personally own 3Com (USRobotics) Courier, which costs about
$170, and I
find it the best possible modem available for under $200. It has a flash
and our Russian hackers (not to mix with crackers!) do their own flash
for that modems which adds even more features and controls. So using
and Russian flash ( - sorry but I think it's all in
Russian) I can get the most out of my not-so-perfect modem line and PBX.
I can
even control how 'busy' and 'dialtone' signals from PBX are being
detected. I
can _hear_ retrains and reconnects, I can increase/decrease input and
level, I can see caller's ID and so on.

But in case your line and PBX are just fine you can try some Taiwan
modem like Acorp-56EMS, which is cheap (maybe about $50, can't remember
- see it on but still not bad.

As for internal/external choice I strongly recommend external because it
you much more information on what's going on. You just take a glance on
lights and see that everything is OK and your modem do (or don't do) its
to achieve the highest possible speed...

Rik Hemsley wrote:

> #if Becky L. Norum
> > Hey---
> >
> > I need to purchase a modem, preferably 56K.  I don't need anything fancy,
> > just something that will work on Win and Linux.  I was very suprised in
> > shopping at the local computer superstores that externals started at about
> > $150 US dollars, which is a definitely more than I am able to spend.
> > Under $80 would be ideal.  So I am looking for recommendations for cheaper
> > externals or an internal for which linux drivers exist.  What do you use?
> Cheapo modems are just fine usually. Just avoid winmodems and you'll
> be ok. I used to have a very cheap (~$40) internal modem and it
> was great. Caused me less hassle than the $150 version I have (that
> I was given)
> Rik

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