From simone on Sat, 26 Dec 1998
I think I allready know th answer...
Well I have a Lucent modem 56K (it has been a mistake i didn't know winmodems existance I was so happy with my old 14400)
It doesn't work with linux or solaris (so sad)
Do you have any suggestions?
Return the modem. Complain bitterly to the retailer and get their assurances that they will stop ripping off their customers with these pieces of garbage posing as computer peripherals.
Then get an external modem. So far I've never heard of an external "winmodem" --- and I've heard that it's not feasible to design one. Sticking with external modems has always been a good idea. They are more expensive but they've always been better products. Generally they are more reliable (probably less power fluctuation and electronic crosstalk from the other components inside the PC). It's also safer and better for the rest of the PC (less crosstalk with the internal modem, less heat in the case, virtually no chance that a modem that gets zapped by a phone line power surge will destroy your CPU or memory chips in the computer, etc). Finally it's much more convenient for most users (you have status lights; you can move the modem to other systems easily and replace it with an old "test" modem easily).
I personally will not ever buy an internal modem. Not ever!
thanks for reading
sorry for bad English
waitig for an answer
No problem. I still have some other messages in Spanish, Portugese, and maybe some in Italian that I haven't answered yet. I haven't had the time to cut and paste them into Babelfish for the "rough" translation.
Un cordiale saluto Montanari