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surfnets

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I'll buy Dell's computer soon but I looked at dell's 56 k pci data modem or more expenive 56kpci telephone modem. I"ve regular dial-up but I might change to cable or DSL. Do I buy 56kpci telephone modem for DSL or cable or no?

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No Broadband doesnt connect through your modem. If the computer comes witha dialup modem keep it for the off chance that broadnband is down for some reason. That way you still have a way to connect to the net. Broadband is going to connect to either your NIC (ethernet card) or through a USB port. I prefer ethernet connection myself. There are also some PCI Broadband modems out there, I am looking for one for DSL myself.
 

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Which modem do I chose?

I'll buy Dell's computer soon but I looked at dell's 56 k pci data modem or more expenive 56kpci telephone modem. I"ve regular dial-up but I might change to cable or DSL. Do I buy 56kpci telephone modem for DSL or cable or no?
 

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If you go with any High Speed internet you do not need any 56K dial-up modem - as mentioned it uses an ethernet connection or a USB connection from the High Speed Modem that your ISP will supply you with. hence all you need is an ethernet NIC or a USB port.

For dial-up get any 56K modem for the short time you plan on keeping dial-up. if you plan on keeping Dial-up for a long time then you may want to look into a Hardware 56K V92 modem instead of a Win/Soft Modem - but they are more expensive.

Basically i don't know what the difference is between the two modem you posted. Could you post a link to them?
 

dustyjay

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That modem will do you fine until and if you decide to go with Broadband. I would have them add the floppy drive if I were you. While most everything is on CD nowdays, there are still some installations doen with floppies
 
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