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29-03-2003, 12:22 PM
Will be building up a computer for friends that live in a rural location.
What is the best modem for noisy lines?
Dynalink ISA internal hardware or PCI winmodem?

29-03-2003, 12:30 PM
If they have noisy phone lines (electric fences etc) and/or a along distance from the exchange, then the best option is the Dynalink external Rural modem II - see their website www.dynalink.co.nz/

29-03-2003, 12:39 PM
I have a friend out in the "sticks" with some experience. He was originally set up with a win-modem and was able to achieve (on a good day) about 1.5kb/s on download. Perchance that he was able to obtain a Dynalink Rural modem which he installed. Now he is overjoyed, in that on a good day he can get 2.5kb/s . ( He is pi**ed at me in town getting 5kb/s :) )

29-03-2003, 01:42 PM
p.s. if you can't easily locate a dynalink rural modem, plse email me.

29-03-2003, 03:13 PM
I am aware that the rural modem would be best, but I already have an ISA and a winmodem here ready to go...

29-03-2003, 08:03 PM
the isa will be the better. true hardwaremodems tend to handle bad lines better than most winmodems.

29-03-2003, 10:08 PM
yep definately go with the isa (true modem) over the winmodem I used to have an isa modem in my old pc and while connect speed was lower than winmodem it was very stable with few disconnections.