[SATLUG] New user asks modem & dial up questions.

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Tue May 5 22:28:09 CDT 2009


I'd opt for the US Robotics in the first place.  Their "Courrier" modems 
were the mainstay of BBS operators many years ago.  And, as for a 
low-cost, good support dial-up ISP, I'd look at STIC -- South Texas 
Internet Connections.  They're mostly broadband now, but still have 
dial-up capability.


cdv7 at sbcglobal.net wrote:
> Greetings,
> I had hoped to purchase the TRENDnet TFM-560X a modem from newegg.com 
> but it is now listed as a Deactivated Item. (See 
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825134002) I was 
> told the company is undecided if the deactivation will be permanent or 
> temporary. Newegg lists U.S. Robotics USR3453C as a similar product.
> (See http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825104004).
> Do you agree? If not, please indicate your choice.
> Also. please recommend a quick, reliable and very low-cost Dial up ISP 
> for Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”. Sadly, I need to economize and am now 
> in the process of switching from DSL to Dial-up.
> Please respond.
> A new Linux user.
> P.S.
> Mr. Suberg, Mr. Pappas and Geoff,
> Thank you for your suggestions.
> It took a while, but switching from Suse to Ubuntu Linux solved most 
> of my problems- such as the ability to print.

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