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How do i go about deciding what modem will do the job. 95& 98 Operating system with internet isp
netscape .net,fax not necessary.              Any help appreciated         BILL
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by:sorgie
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http://www.modem.com

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by:rayt333
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External??  I personally prefer US Robotics myself, they are a little higher but they have (or did have) a 5 year warranty
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If your modem is supported by Windows 2000 Pro + WindowsXP you will have no problem with any other. Just pick them up, but still make sure they compatible with your requirement.

If you ask me, I suggest you to use PROLINK V.34 External modem. As I've been using them since the days of Windows 95, till today's XP, I don't need any kind of Driver or nothing like that. I've also tried it with Linux, and it had no problem with that as well. Most of all I never had to take care about the driver.

And thats really a big thing!

so, go for it!

- deepeshp
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by:femson7
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I'd say go for USRobotics Courier VEverything... It's a bit expensive, but the performance is well worth it. And after-sales support of this particular product line of USR, carries with it perks you don't find with any other brand/manufacturer. Checkout their website http://www.usr.com
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by:t1n0m3n
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almost any external modem will work fine since it is not a "winmodem" like most internal modems are now days.
If you are into "alternative OS's" get a brand name modem as that will most likely have the support of the OS that you are running.
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by:Chicko
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What country do you live in Billmoyer? If you are in Australia then I have a few good options.
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by:femson7
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It seems that the person who asked this question vanished. :)

In anycase, deciding on how to buy a new modem of course involves the following:

For a non-critical application and budget-limited shopping:
1. How much money you have alloted for a new modem;
2. How important would after-sales support mean to you;
   example: Product support knowledgebases, etc;
3. Your PCs internal architecture, you need to know this if you prefer an internal modem -- a modem that plugs into one of the expansion slots inside a computer;
4. Serviceability;
5. Reputation/Product and manufacturer's reliability;

For sensitive environment, non-ISP or network application:
1. Money isn't important;
2. USA Made products are one of the best, if not the #1; (I am not from the US nor am I an american. But US companies values their customers more than any other)
3. You should get an external one;
4. And IMHO, you should get USRobotics Courier VEverything;
5. That's about it. Boils down to one product: USRobotics Courier. Expensive, but worth it.
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sorry about the response taking to long
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by:femson7
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Hey. Don't be. It happens all the time. And one thing for sure, time limits are not imposed here. Or is it? :D
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