What Is The Diffrence Between Internal 56K And External 56K Modem?

Posted on 2003-03-24
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Please tell me which modem is best External 56K Or Internal 56K and why that modem best even they both have same speed so please tell me which one is best and why?
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Internal - No power supply required, uses up one slot on your motherboard, if it is a winmodem type modem (software based) it can chew up some CPU but if it is a fairly resent CPU that ain't a big problem. Cheaper cause it dosn't have the power supply and the simpler construction)

external - needs an external power supply, more cable mess (power cord and a serial or USB cable to plug to the PC), can be moved from one PC to another (even to a Mac). a bit more expensive ( has a case plus power supply making it dearer).

if still in doubt flip a coin, they are really preatty much the same.


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one bonus with external is if they lock which modems occassionally do you can switch it off without requirement for a reboot.

internals do not have the luxury !

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