Modem for Dial-up service?

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December 29, 2009 at 11:10:41
Specs: XP
So, I bought a computer for my aunt as a christmas present. Where she lives, she gets dial-up internet service, and little did I know, the computer I bought didn't come with a modem installed into the computer. I'm just wondering which type of modem or if you could provide me with a model number of one that would be suitable for her internet service.

Here's the computer model # if needed: HP DC7600


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December 29, 2009 at 11:24:56
Almost any 56k analogue dial-up modem with do.

When I was using dial-up I had a lot of satisfaction from US Robotics modems. They were well built, reliable and reasonably cheap.

Which one you chose is largely dependent on how much you are prepared to spend. I would go for an external Modem initially as they tend to be more reliable. But that is dependent on the computer having an RS232 serial port which cannot be guaranteed these days. Other wise it is an internal PCI modem providing you have a free PCI slot in the computer.

There is a USB modem there that might be suitable as PCI is on its way out as well. It will probably be the easiest to install.


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December 29, 2009 at 11:39:25
Thanks Stuart that really helped. I'm really not familiar with modems too well so thanks.

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December 29, 2009 at 18:37:54
If you get an internal modem make sure it's PCI and not ISA. The new computer probably doesn't have ISA slots and there are 56K ISA modems.

It might be hard to find one anymore, at a decent price anyway. Check ebay.

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December 29, 2009 at 19:29:37
to1337tob33t, I'd get something like the modem at the link below.

Look for it on ebay and you may save a bundle.


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