[mythtv-users] which dial-up modem?

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Fri Oct 21 17:16:21 EDT 2005

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Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 11:17:34PM -0400, Aaron Aguilar wrote:
>>   Anyone  have a suggestion on a dial up modem for me to buy?  I think I
>>   am  gonna  go  external  and  it  looks like the cheapest I can get is
>>   around $30.
> *Are* there any external modems around anymore besides the USRs?  :-)

A couple of years ago, I bought a "LAN modem" (dialup router, really) for my
parents.  It's an external box with a handful of idiot lights, a phone
jack...and a couple of network jacks to connect to your computers (or a LAN).
Given how much of a pain in the *ss getting dial-up connections to work on
Linux can be (especially compared to setting up a LAN connection), this could
be the way to go.

(What I bought was the Actiontec Dual PC Modem:


I paid $70 for it at Fry's.  Froogle lists prices down to about $55 for it.)

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