V90 modem vs. 56K modem (Sportster)
Posted on 1998-07-07
I see a lot of questions here about V90 modems. I am buying
a new system that comes with a 56K modem, which I am
familiar with. The salesperson is trying to sell me a V90.
It seems from the questions here that a lot of people are
having problems with the V90. From the small amount of
info I have read about it, it seems that the V90 is a bit
too sophisticated for most purposes as yet, ie. lots of sites,
etc. have not updated themselves, therefore you would
have a hard time connecting with one until most sites have
Is this correct? Is it a bit too early to get one of these?
Should I stick with the 56K? The salesperson says it will
cost about $100 to install if I wait -- they're offering it
for about $30.00 installed. He also tells me this is a hard-
ware difference, not a software one, so does that mean that
he's telling me that I can't just get a CD ROM to update, that
I will instead need to install the hardware, ie. open the CPU?
I am mainly planning to design web pages with the new system.
Do I need one of these? Does it pay to get it now? I don't
want any frustrating problems to arise because the V90 is
"too new" to work with right now.