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Re: Modems

 On Tue, 20 May 2008 10:12:17 -0400 
Dan Ritter <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 09:34:37AM -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote: 
> > A friend of mine asked me to recommend a modem for his mother's 
> > Linux machine. I think she is running Ubuntu. I don't know what she has 
> > as a platform, so I don't know what is built-in.  Assuming she has no 
> > built-in modem chip, does anyone have a recommended Linux-friendly 
> > external modem. I would tend to chose one from Zoom since they are 
> > still in business and manufacturing in the US.  Apparently, a modem is 
> > her only choice. I have asked my friend for some additional information 
> > about the PC. 
> It might be best to get a router with a built-in 
> modem. Older Apple Airports had this; there are still several 
> manufacturers doing it. Ethernet to her machine, web 
> configuration of the modem on the other end. 

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