Analog Modem Suggestions Needed

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Glenn, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. Glenn

    Glenn Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,

    I am in the process of changing over to a new DSL provider. Hopefully I will not lose DSL for very long but in the meantime and for possible future us I would like to get an analog modem.

    Would the external USB modems work as good as an internal? Any recommendations for internal or external analog modems? I'm not looking to spend a lot because hopefully I won't be using the dial-up connection much at all.

    Thanks,
    Glenn
     
  2. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

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    honestly just grab the cheapest one you can find, currently the fcc doesn't allow analog dail-up modems to operate past 53k and I have never connected past 48k when I once upon a time had dailup. Therefore anything rated for 56k and is dirt cheap will work just fine, especially if it's use is only temporary.
     
  3. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

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    Buy a US Robotics Sportster external serial modem. I believe the current model is USR5686E. Should be a little less than $100. It'll always work, nomatter what. I've had my Sporster for years now.
     

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