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#1 oldbod

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:42 PM

HI Everyone,
I am using a dialup modem taken from another computer,in a new build,but find that i have lost the installation disk.
so need to buy another modum. My question is, is there any other better alternative to a modum for making connection?
Broadband is no good in my area and anyway it is to expensive for me being retired and on a fixed income.
My Motherboard is a Asus A8N-VM CSM, Could someone enlighten a poor old ignoramus if they know of reasonably costly alteranatives ?
many thanks
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:52 PM

I suspect that using a dialup modem will be your only logical low cost option, based on what you are saying.

I would ask, though - have you priced broadband in your area?

Here, both the cable folks, Brighthouse, and the DSL folks, Verizon, offer their lowest level service for less than AOL was costing people for Dialup - $23.96 at one time, If I remember correctly. (Or maybe it was $22.95, either way, $19.95 is less.)


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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:53 PM

modem support with generic drivers is very good with windows xp?
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:57 PM

Thank you John Who & Da Chew,
The reception in this area of Newzealand for broadband connection is very bad,have been warned off by user neighbours who are still having to fall back on dialup.
Will try your suggested generic drivers Da Chew,if no success then will have to invest in a new modem.
Many thanks to you both
Jim.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 06:53 PM

Do you know what kind of modem it is.. We may be able to help find drivers for it. If you don't know what kind it is.. Post the FCC certificate number and I should be able to look it up. ( hopefully :thumbsup: )
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 10:18 PM

Sneakycyber, please excuse late reply, have tried twice but must have ticked wrong box on each occasion!! After trying 3 linux programs,i decided to install XP to test modem,guess what it worked first time. So have decided to use same until some boffin comes up with a Linux easy Install program.
Many thanks for your help.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 03:41 AM

now linux adds another problem, most newer modems are winmodems and I only know one company that wrote drivers for their model, ambient/intel chipset

hardware modems have support in linux
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