From: Andy Ferguson (ilug at domain moil.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue 04 May 1999 - 00:13:27 IST
On Mon, 3 May 1999, Joe Doyle & Sandra O'Keeffe wrote:
> PC. What would be useful for me would be a list of modems that you good
> people use and where you bought them and how much they cost. Anyone out
> there got a list ?
My experience with cheap internal modems is they give lots of
problems under linux when they work at all. As a result I gave up
buying them and only use externals now.
Since then, haven't had any problems - this includes sub £40 generic
types. Mind you, I have never speed tested them properly and just
use the factory default settings but I do get regular, clean 28k+ file
transfers. Life is too short to fanny around with modem switches -
I've still got the tee-shirt from my FIDO days when such things
seemed terribly important.
I have 3 or 4 modems off-site; one Supra, and the rest are grey.
My own is an ancient USR v34+ Courier - slow but sure. Oh and a USR
Sportster PCMCIA somewhere which is also fine.
All modems connect to various UK ISPs without any problems.
Sysop MOIL BBS +44-1247-273357
andy at domain moil.demon.co.uk
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