|My first modem was a built in 1200 baud. I upgraded shortly after buying that PC to a USR Sportster 14.4 internal modem. At the time, that was fast!|
As has been pointed out, it isn't anymore.
I'm trying to think of things you could do with it and about the only thing that comes to mind is a direct computer to computer connection. If you're trying to connect two PC's in the same house, you would require two separate phone lines and two separate numbers as well. If you want to connect to a different computer located elsewhere, then only one is required. But, you would still need a terminal emulation program like Hyperterminal.
I'm sure there are still plenty of ISP's that have a pool of modems you could connect to. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to find out your present ISP has some. But as has been pointed out it will be exceedingly slow to load modern web sites.
Back in the 90's it was all text so it loaded relatively "fast" (I can still remember sitting watching the screen write itself line-by-line....lol). Today with graphics and video and sound, well, at 14.4 it might take a day or two to load a single page.
You might find it entertaining to play with for a very short period of time but I'm sure you would soon tire of it. Good luck finding drivers. That may well be impossible.
Oh, 8 years ago before taking this position I was living on an acrage 30 miles (50 km) from the city and was forced to use dialup and even with a 56.6 baud modem, I was only able to connect on a good day, at 24.4 and it was freaking painful.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.