Help: Tip on Buying External modem

Bill Campbell freebsd at
Mon May 10 09:05:58 PDT 2004

On Sun, May 09, 2004, Mark Jayson Alvarez wrote:
>    I've post something about my internal modem and
>unfortunately you've replied that there could be no
>possible solution in using a winmodem except if you
>are expert in either linux or freebsd. 
>    My question is, if ever I will buy an external
>modem and to be sure that I will not waste my money
>for the second time(buying a winmodem), wich of the
>two should I pick, the USB one, or the one that is
>connected to serial port(com port)?

COM port.

The only really reliable modems I've found are MultiTechs (other
than the three Telebit WorldBlazers I have sitting on the shelf
in the computer room :-).

The MultiTech MTxxxxZDX modems are relatively inexpensive, and
are excellent for use with programs like HylaFAX.  It's been a
while since I last bought any modems so I'm not current on their
part numbers.

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