Which USB Modem?

Robert robert at apex.net.au
Tue Dec 17 09:36:49 EST 2002

A lot of USB modems are "soft" modems.
That doesnt mean they can't be used. There is a binary driver out for
some of these
soft USB modems. But frankly I don't trust them.

One modem I know of thats a hardware USB modem is the netcomm Roadster
But they're expensive. Almost $200. Whereas the soft modems are about


Doug.Palmer at csiro.au wrote:
> Thanks to the miracle of lightning, I tend to go through about 1-2 modems a
> year. It's that time again.
> I'm tempted to get a USB modem (plain telephone 56k). However, I'm not
> particularly familiar with Linux/USB. Does anybody have any recommendations
> or warnings?
> I'm running RedHat 8.0.

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