Looking for dialup hardware solution

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 16 13:45:24 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 11:49:39PM -0400, Walter Dnes wrote:
>   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)?

PCI express.  I have never seen a PCI express modem though.

>   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.

Well perhaps the $25 USB-to-serial adapter with your existing modem is
the way to go.

Len Sorensen
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