Need A dependable modem

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  1. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

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    Greetings all..........i am looking for a good/dependable modem....need PCI dialup.........no need for fax or voice but fax would be ok........just as long as it is well made.....any recommendations :)
     
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    here is a well made good operating modem at a very good price here
     
  3. dread

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    Look around on here http://modemsite.com. I wouldnt get a cheap win modem like that USR5660A. Usr has a bad rep now anyway. I have known 5 people with that USR5660A and took it back and the ******* thing wont remember the settings you put in it. Just my experience with it. If you do go with usr though I suggest http://www.usr.com/products/home/home-product.asp?sku=USR5610B its as good as your gonna get with usr, plus its what I call a real modem its a hardware modem and dont need any drivers and works in linux. Had the old one before it to v.92 and got the bad rep. Only thing about that USR5610B is that it doesnt have v.44 compression. Look in the modemsite forums to. Hardware modems is the best way to go in my opinion not many pci hardware modems left though. Dont know why though, there use to be more than there is now. Zoome and actiontec are good modems well thier hardware modems are. Zoom only has one pci hardware modem if I remember correctly. Dont remember about actiontec, I use to have one that was really good. A inderect way to find a hardware modem would be to look through here http://start.at/modem. So I recommend a controller-based (hardware modem). Here some reading for you http://modemsite.com/56k/buy.asp. From my experience winmodems dont connect as high and dont last as long or give you the performance as a hardware modem.
     
  4. Rainwalker

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    Thanks guys :) ....very helpful indeed..................thanks again
     
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    I'd recommend a Modem that's based on PCTEL PCT1789 chipset (HSP56 MicroModem)...has V92 and all those features and much better than other modems I know of.

    Avoid the Motorola SM56 at all costs, it sucks.

    Regards,
    Firecat
     
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    Well a modem based on PCTEL's PCT1789 chipset will do fine even in V.92....

    And yes, your US Robotics model seems to do fine in V.9x....
     
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    @ Firecat :cool:
     
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