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Re: [TCLUG:4011] InternetConnection

It is true that you will have fewer irq conflicts if you buy a pci modem, but on
the other hand, if you have an open isa slot, what better thing to put in it then a
modem?  Also, isa are usually cheaper.


Brady Hegberg wrote:

> I've had relatively good luck with internal modems.  An external modem is
> good because you can reboot it without rebooting the computer.  However I
> don't like the clutter.  Also an internal modem is much cheaper.
> Two things to consider:
> - Watch out for winmodems.  You can't always tell if a modem is a winmodem
> or not even by reading the manual.  Cheaper modems tend to be winmodems but
> not always.
> - I would try to get a PCI modem.  I don't know about other people's
> experience but I've had numerous IRQ conflicts resulting from mixing PCI
> and ISA devices.
> -Brady
> >Would it be easier to configure a external modem or internal modem under
> >linux? Or wouldnt it really matter....just wondering because Im thinking about
> >geting a new modem and was just wondering if either one would be easier to
> >configure.
> >Thanks.
> >
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