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Modem Purchasing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lonesome_wolf2000, Apr 8, 2002.

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  1. lonesome_wolf2000

    lonesome_wolf2000 Thread Starter

    Dec 23, 2000

    Here's the situation.

    I'm going to start selling parts to people......

    I need to know some good modems.......

    I have tried a few brands and have come up with following results:

    56k Creative Modem Blaster ....... connects at 33kbs

    Anything Lucent / Agere Chipset ......... connects at 48~53kbs

    I need to find out what brands of modems to buy. I was thinking about getting a bunch of modems from here: (probably USR $20)

    http://www.micropro.com/list.htm?product=Modems&sub=Internal Modems&order=brand

    but I'm not sure what to get.

    I want to keep cost as low as possible but still get good quality stuff.

    What brands should I get? USR?
    What price range should I stay in to keep low cost but yet have good quality?
  2. rugrat


    Dec 16, 2001

    Just my opinion, stay away from the phoebe, I had a couple of them a few years back and was never satisfied. Another thing to remember when judging different brands, the connect speed is not the actual spped. Once a modem connects, it is constantly changing the speed of the transmissions depending on line noise etc... This is not reflected in the initial connect speed.

  3. Slithy Tove

    Slithy Tove Guest

    Another opinion- I would (and do) stay away from WinModems - they use PC CPU cycles instead of an on-board processor. I would always opt for an external unit - much more flexibility I believe. There are many quality modems on the market. I have used a Creative Blaster for four years with not a single glitch.
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