Looking for dialup hardware solution

Lance F. Squire lance-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Sun Jul 13 01:59:03 UTC 2008

Walter Dnes wrote:
>   One embarressing "oops"; I didn't order a built-in PCI modem card for
> a Dell.  Apparently, them thar new-fangled machines don't got no serial
> port.  So much for my faithfull USR X2 external modem.  I suppose I'm
> looking at getting a PCI card retail.  Or are there any other dialup
> solutions.  I use dialup as emergency backup.  It's really nice to have
> when I need it.
>   Are there any other dialup options in the brave new world of
> computing?  I have 1 free PCI slot in the machine.

You could always get a USB to Serial adapter. Last I checked these and 
their printer counter parts are reasonably well supported in Linux.

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