Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Sat Sep 9 11:47:22 IST 2000
On Sat, Sep 09, 2000 at 09:52:44AM +0100, Smelly Pooh wrote:
> Serial port TAs don't usually cost over 300... well depends on what make/model
> and where you buy them I suppose but I've rarely seen them that expensive.
Last time I looked (quite some time ago) they were that kind of price. I
just had a quick look at Scan - 3Com's TA is ~ £300 but they have an Asus
for about £100, and as I was quoting the price of the Asus internal . . .
> you're implying that Serial TAs are a stupid idea because of the 112KBPS limit
See my other post for my opinions on that (sent before I read this post).
> that most serial ports have then you should also consider that most internal
> TAs are also restricted to 112KBPS.
Where did you get this from ? An internal TA is on the ISA/PCI bus and
accordingly can receive data as fast as the bus can send it and it can take
it. Why should it be restricted to 112KBPS ?
> Running a variety of OSs though I just prefer an external TA because
> it'll run with all of them as long as they support serial ports (and not
> may OSs don't)
OK - valid answer for you specific situation. As this is a Linux list, I
don't mind arguing over the optimum solution for Linux :-)
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