[ILUG] real PCI modems
Smith, Graham - Computing Technician
Graham.Smith at it-tallaght.ie
Fri Dec 14 16:25:23 GMT 2001
Well mine's definitly not a winmodem...
because it works perfectly in linux.
Actually i dont think any ISA modems are winmodems?
Its very difficult to tell even if you're in
a shop and looking at the box they dont usually
say if they are winmodems or not...
Dont misunderstand me... not all hayes accura
modems are real modems.. You're more likely to
find a real modem amongst the larger brand names
like Hayes and US Robotic rather than the crap
ones like Mr Modem etc - none of those cheapy ones
are likely to be real modems.
I think there are slightly faster modems available
now also - V92 standard instead of V90 and are capable
of 58k instead of 56k or something fairly insignificant.
Probably not supported by any isps here anyway...
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From: Gavin McCullagh [mailto:gavin at fiachra.ucd.ie]
Sent: 14 December 2001 15:33
To: Irish Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [ILUG] real PCI modems
On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Smith, Graham - Computing Technician wrote:
> I had similar problems about 6 months ago...
> I ended up settling for an ISA slot
> Hayes Accura 56k. PC World in Blanchardstown
> had a bunch of them. Most pc's dont even have
> ISA slots anymore so that may not be an option.
> If you are really stuck - there's a "linmodem"
> project you can google for where they are
> trying to make winmodems supported under linux.
> But they're still yucky nasty devices...
Yeah, I'd really rather not go this way. I see my 400MHZ P2 literally lock
up for about 2 seconds as it starts to dial with th winmodem in windows.
It's an ISA itself. Is the Hayes Accura 56k a real modem yeah? You get to
the point of assuming internal modems are winmodems unless otherwise
I knew I should've snapped up one of those PCI ones when they were there.
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