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WinModem Advantages and Disadvantages

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A Winmodem has advantages and disadvantages. I am trying to figure out under what circumstances a Winmodem is a good choice and when it may not be such a good choice.
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A windows Modem is cheap, because part of it's functionality is realized in the driver software.
If you want to use it under Linux you have to make sure that there is a driver available. See http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/

An old winmodem might not get a working driver for the latest windows OS.

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As said by Tolomir... winmodems are commonly referred to as softmodems. They require special software and drivers that are normally only obtainable for microsoft PC's. They are unsupportable under Linux. winmodems do not comply with these standards and their interface details are not frequently disclosed by their vendors. If you are running Linux, so getting a hardware modem is a good option, that does not require special drivers, and state 'Linux' as a supported operating systems on the packaging.
http://www.linux.com/learn/docs/ldp/630-Modem-HOWTO
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