Looking for dialup hardware solution

Walter Dnes walterdnes-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 15 03:49:39 UTC 2008

  Thanks to everybody who replied

On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 10:12:58PM -0400, Evan Leibovitch wrote

> There are some USB solutions, that have the advantage that they can
> also work on laptops

  I'm looking at getting an ASUS EEE one of these days.  So that's a

> (or desktops that will soon ship without regular PCI either)

  Huh??? Are all add-ons supposed to be USB?  And how are video cards
going to be handled (assuming you don't want to settle for the onboard
video chip)?

> and can easily be moved from one system to another (which may be
> useful considering that this is a backup system).

  That's another advantage.  A lot easier than taking the cover off each
time.  And my current machine has only 2 PCI slots, 1 of which is
already spoken for by a video card.  And even that is recent.  When I
got the machine last summer, there wasn't a working standard driver for
the onboard Intel ethernet chip, so I got cheap Via Rhine card, which
used up the remaining slot.  I've got the built-in chip working now,
which has freed up the slot.

Walter Dnes <waltdnes-SLHPyeZ9y/tg9hUCZPvPmw at public.gmane.org>
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