[lug] Modems for LINUX

Ian Hall-Beyer manuka at nerdherd.net
Tue Nov 16 10:24:01 MST 1999

On Tue, 16 Nov 1999 09:35:33 -0700, David Lovering wrote:

I'll agree with David on this issue. Supras and Zooms are to be avoided
at all costs, and USR externals are the way to go. 

I had a Kingston K56Flex external on my box for a while (it was free!)
and one day, out of the blue, it can't maintain a stable connection. I
plopped a USR Courier v.Everything on there, and haven't had a problem
since. The connection stays up almost permanently, withstanding all
kinds of signal abuse on the line, and I get consistent high 40K low
50K connections.

A USR Sportster External will set you back about 130 bucks, give or
take a few, and is well worth the extra money for the reduced
problem-induced headaches. (A v.Everything is about $300, BTW). 

I have been using USR modems almost exclusively since 1986, and the few
times I've used something else, I have regretted it.

<cosmo> wow, this is kinda nifty. the Win98 protocol stack is like a chinese puzzle, twist and turn in the right places, and it pops right off.
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