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    Modems for Linux & Windows

    Which modem would any of you recommend buying to work under [Mandrake-Linux] and Windows? I am currently at *cough* staples.com looking at either U.S. Robotics or Zoom..
    And I know I should stay away from Winmodems

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    Since you are online why not check out which of the two is compatible with linux? Ive seen a Best Data external modem that says it is compatible with linux on the box, so Best Data could be another choice you have.
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    Thanks,
    I've heard somewhere that as long as its not a Winmodem then it would be compatable with Linux.

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    I know from past expierence that the U.S. Robotics will work. Here are some links that will help you out.

    http://www.math.sunysb.edu/~comech/tools/PCImodems.html
    This has model numbers

    http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/hardware.php3
    The link says it all

    Supported:

    3COM 56K OfficeConnect
    3COM 56K PCI
    3COM 56K Voice/Fax PCI
    3COM Sportster 56K
    ZOOM 2948 56K Fax

    Good luck
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    Thanks!

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    if you are willing to spend money may i suggest buying an external moden it will work both in windows and linux
    or have you got your sights set on a lovely internal modem that doesent take up desk space seriously though an external modem will work on both OS if you really want a internal modem compatible with both take darksnake`s advice and check modems you have been pricing for compatibility in both OS`es or look for device drivers on modems you have your eye on just my 0.02p
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    Some more info:

    On the external side of the house you have:

    CREATIVE LABS Modem Blaster Ext.
    VIKING External Windows Serial 56K Fa

    I would suggest the Creative Labs, that is what I used in the days before broadband. I dualbooted also and it worked like a gem.
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    Originally posted here by prodikal
    if you are willing to spend money may i suggest buying an external moden it will work both in windows and linux
    or have you got your sights set on a lovely internal modem that doesent take up desk space seriously though an external modem will work on both OS if you really want a internal modem compatible with both take darksnake`s advice and check modems you have been pricing for compatibility in both OS`es or look for device drivers on modems you have your eye on just my 0.02p
    I will definately do that, thanks for all your responces.
    I will say this though, even if i do buy a modem and need particular drivers, I always seem to buy the ONE that doesnt support any of this...but maybe im just being to pessemistic

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    if you do decide to take the internal modem choice you might want to take a look here www.linmodems.org they have lists of device drivers under mandrake for internal modems just tought you should check this out
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    All the modems that I have listed are 100% Mandrake and Windows compatible. If money is an issue then you can always check ebay out. There are usually tons of modems floating around on that site.
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