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bob_doe_nz
18-09-2003, 10:50 AM
i made a mistake of purchasing a dynalink internal modem a couple of years ago.
Now i want to replace it with something that is NOT a crappy winmodem.
anyone got any ideas?

i saw a US robotics modem and wonder if they are any good?

Budda
18-09-2003, 10:58 AM
US robotics make some good modem chips but then again so do dynalink generally, if you want a good one make sure its a hardware modem rather than software, as in it has its own processor not using your main processor.

You could also try C Net ones.

bob_doe_nz
18-09-2003, 11:07 AM
hmm i'm really considering choosing an external serial modem over an internal one should i or should i not?

Terry Porritt
18-09-2003, 11:09 AM
An external modem is far better these days, as they are real hardware modems. The 3Com/US Robotics external modems are as good as they come.

godfather
18-09-2003, 11:12 AM
Just don't get a USB modem, as these are usually Winmodems in drag.

Dynalink and D-Link external Serial RS232 modems are both OK.

Murray P
18-09-2003, 11:34 AM
If you want an internal hardware modem you will need an available ISA slot. PCI modems are win/software or controllerless modems.

Serial is your best bet but be prepared to pay for a good one, USR, Dynalink, Dlink.

Cheers Murray P