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guys, just a question, will a external serial modem work on linux OS? If yes, will i still be needing a driver for this? thanks newbie here...
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    external modem on LINUX box


    guys, just a question, will a external serial modem work on linux OS? If yes, will i still be needing a driver for this? thanks newbie here
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    wait wait wait, till i use my super crazy pure mental powers to see through all the walls and check what type you have...
    sorry
    please provide more details
    what type is it, have you googled for it
    etc etc

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    I would think a standard external modem attached to a serial port would be the easiest type of modem to get working in Linux..

    Certainly easier than an internal winmodem, or USB modem..
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    farslayer is right, serial is your best bet. Two I like...

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    I have never heard of problems with external serial modems. The only driver needed is for the serial port, which is setup by default in most (all?) cases. I have 2 different models of US Robotics that work great.
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    I used to use an external modem before I got my broadband connection, four or five years ago now. In them days, it was the only way to be certain that it was compatible with Linux. I had it set to do dial-on-demand too. And it took all day to download a kernel update...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff
    ...And it took all day to download a kernel update...
    Sure, broadband is fast and easy, but dial-up is cool. I got my stage1 gentoo install through it and now I'm learning about maintaining it which occaisionally needs a big download, but it works well for me.
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    ok..thanks a lot.. . i got an idea now..a big thanks again to you guys
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