View Full Version : 56k modem deals?
ya, i don't wanna spend much more than that, but the only thing i can find that cheap are winmodems, and unfortunately they don't work in linux. does fry's have an online store? we don't have them in my neck of the woods.
07-28-2000, 12:10 AM
07-28-2000, 12:23 AM
winmodems will work with linux, but the process for configuring them is very intense (sometimes involves compiling the kernel).
07-28-2000, 12:31 AM
You might try calling around to some of the 'hole-in-the-wall' computer stores in your area. These places usually sell 'cheap' (i.e. you get what you pay for) type stuff, and would be a perfect place to buy a cheap modem. Most cities have one or two of these places around (where they try to sell you a 299$ Cyrix system) I have used a couple of these places to buy things that I don't really care about (floppy drives, cheap keyboards, temporary mice etc..).
P.s. if all else fails, check www.pricewatch.com (http://www.pricewatch.com) . And, yes configuring a winmodem under linux is more trouble than it is worth (save the time and spend 5-10$ more on a non-winmodem).
anyone know of any good deals on a linux compatible 56k modem (not a winmodem)? i'm just looking for something cheap, generic is fine. thanks
07-28-2000, 11:57 AM
For a cheapo V90 56K modem, I goto Fry's and look for the ones with $20 mail in rebates or something. I wouldn't want to pay more than $15 for a GENERIC modem.
07-28-2000, 01:41 PM
Look at the ISA modem section of http://www.compgeeks.com/ . I just bough an External Compaq 56k modem and it costed my $70, the ones here are just as good and have jumpers but costs much less. I was looking for Linux capable modems too and found this place RIGHT AFTER I bought the external modem. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif Good luck.
pork are you the same prok from scenenews.net?? and if so dont bring any off the riff raff from that forum UBB here
07-28-2000, 06:48 PM
Go to like Best Buy, Office Max, or Comp usa and buy the cheapo ones for $5 after rebate. I think some are called BestData or something. They're better then 28.8! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
siff, not the same pork. anyways, i found an isa internal modem at microbarn.com, was only 35 + 10 shipping, thanks for the help guys
07-28-2000, 08:23 PM
The Best Data modems on rebate are winmodems, and get this, they require MMX. That's a load of crock!
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