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Well i finally decided to give up on my HSF connexant winmodem and buy a new one that is compatible with linux. The problem is not many internal modems in ...
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    Compatible Modem Buy!


    Well i finally decided to give up on my HSF connexant winmodem and buy a new one that is compatible with linux.
    The problem is not many internal modems in the market are compatible. Everywhere i look i get the same answer: "Winmodems or external USB modems available only"
    I live in Europe (Cyprus) so i can't order a modem from the US.

    The only modems i found available are:
    1) CREATIVE Modem Blaster V.92 - SERIAL - EXTERNAL
    2) CONCEPTRONIC 56PL FAX/MODEM - INTERNAL PCI MODEM

    Can someone tell me if these are compatible with linux (i tried google but i seem to get a lot of irrelevant hits).

    Any other suggestion about a modem buy would be greatly appreciated!!!

    I don't know if external usb modem (it seems that they are replacing external serial modems) are compatible with linux. If anyone has a model that was tested compatible or knows where to get an up to date list of compatible modems with linux plz tell me!

    Thanks in advance for any answer you give me!

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    I'd go with the serial modem. I haven't had or heard of any problems with any serial modem. USB modems may work, but it adds a layer of complexity: some users have problems getting USB to work predictably.
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    Yeah, the externals will usually work quite well.

    I'm on DSL now, but have used both, Zoom externals and US Robotics externals with no problems in the past.

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    I swear by the Actiontec Call Waiting Serial modem when broadband is not available.
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    I can't say for the other one you list, but the Blaster V.92 should work fine. I used one for about a year with SUSE 9.1 personal and really liked it (as far as dial up goes).

    I hope this helps.

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