Re: Modem recommendations?
From: Cage (cage47_at_vonl.com)
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:14:28 -0500
Rod Engelsman wrote:
> ray wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 11:55:38 +0000, Bruce Coryell wrote:
>>> I've had very good results with the Actiontec PCI Master modem (with
>>> the Lucent Venus chipset) - Linux recognized it right away with no
>>> trouble at all. I live out in the boonies, so DSL is not an option
>>> for me and probably never will be.
>>> Troll wrote:
>> 1) how about cable modem or wireless?
>> 2) some would declare that I live in the 'boonies' - Chubbuck Idaho, but
>> we have Qwest DSL, CableOne cable modem, and Fairpoint Broadband
>> The point really is that broadband is coming on.
> Not if he really lives in the boonies; like on a farm or something. The
> most realistic option for those people will likely be wireless broadband
> ala 802.16a (WiMAX). But deployment is slow in the states; more rapid
Still need modems to fax. And it's easy to set up on Mandrake. I'd
suggest any USRobotics external. Any modem hooked up to the serial port
will work in linux. You can still find some internal hardware modems on
ebay also. PCI are harder. My comp has my last isa port that holds my
old standby USR internal 56K. When I upgrade next and can't have an isa
port I've got an external that I keep for safety also that works fine.