Fw: Modems

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jun 19 15:30:54 EST 2002

Doug.Palmer at csiro.au wrote:
> > If you live in the country
> >  (at the end of 50K of barbed wire fence doubling as a telephone line)
> >  the Womera model is the best modem in the world bar none,
> >  and worth the price.
> > Friends have bought them on apro and deemed them good value.
> This Bungendorian has had a very good time with Maestro over 5 years and 3
> modems.
> The only thing I'd say, if you live in the country, is make sure that you've
> got some level of lightning protection. Two out of the three died in spring.
> Coincidence? I think not! Mind you, this applies to every modem I can think
> of. It's just that it's worth putting a bit more effort into protecting the
> better quality and more expensive Maestro kit.

BTW, the bit that the lightning normally hits can be replaced for around
$10 once you get it into Maestro (or so I'm told).  One of the other
benifits of getting it locally.

Andrew Bartlett,

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