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April 15, 2006, 4:08 pm
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travel that don't have broadband. Do all/most laptops use win-modems...
which are basically useless in Linux (unless you want to fight it out with
Is there any way at the store to find out if the modem is a winmodem....
something I should read in the specs?
Here is the BIG question. I saw a PCMCIA modem card made by Zoom ($60 at
Frys). Will it work with Linux? Will any PCMCIA modem card (maybe I can
find a cheaper one... maybe used) work with Linux on any laptop?
Re: Will PCMCIA modem card work with any Linux on any lap?
Look at the box and see if the system requirements say anything about
I haven't shopped for a PC Card modem for a few years, but the last time
I did I noticed that those that weren't Winmodems and would thus work
with Linux weren't shy about trumpeting that fact on their packaging.
As for the specific model you mentioned, if the packaging is somewhat
ambiguous, you might try writing down the model number and paying a
visit to the manufacturer's website, or perhaps dropping them an e-mail
or a phone call to find out straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak.
You're welcome, and good luck with this.