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Modem for Linux and Microsoft

by phil66 / April 6, 2005 5:19 AM PDT

Good afternoon group

I live in an area where dial-up is the only hook up to the internet that is available.

I am wanting to run Linux o/s (suse 9.1)but my current modem(winmodem) is not recognized by Linux

I have found two modems that are Linux,Microsoft Mac compatible. Would someone give me your opinion which one would better suite my current and future needs.

My computer is a :
Dell l800r 800hmz
Windows ME
Internal PCI modem 56k v.92/v.34

The first modem is an internal
56K v.92/v.34
Model usr 5610b
PCI slot
Serial w/ controler on board

The second is an external modem
Zoom model 3049-00-00c
56k v.92/v.44
rs-232 cable
serial w/controler on board
I have a 9 pin com 1 port available for eternal

Your opinion as to which modem will work and be best suited for further upgrades of Linux.

Your help will be greatly appreciated


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(NT) (NT) The serial port modem works everytime.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 5:21 AM PDT
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by phil66 / April 6, 2005 7:40 AM PDT

Thanks Bob

Not familiar with Zoom products but Lifetime limited warranty sounds good.

I am willing to try anything once.

Thanks so much for the help once again.


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I agree with Bob.
by Art / April 6, 2005 10:06 AM PDT
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An external unit with serial port connection (vs. the usb connection), or PCI.

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by phil66 / April 6, 2005 12:06 PM PDT
In reply to: I agree with Bob.


Thanks for the info Art found one from Computer4 sure a division of Home Depot.

My first order from the brand and supplier Hope all goes well

Thanks very much for the help


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