October 12th, 1999, 12:37 AM
?best 56k Modem
i looking for a good 56k Modem for on line gaming (not a Win modem)prefer a pci currently i have phoebe 56k x2 flashed to .v90 games start fine but after a couple of minutes game (quake2) starts crawling
October 12th, 1999, 01:03 AM
When playing games such as Quake II online, you should always set your modems Fifo Buffer low (this is off the top of my head, hope I got the terms right).
Is your current modem a PCI modem? If so, there's a very good chance its actually a WinModem.
If you want a new modem, your probably better off going for either an ISA modem, or an External modem (my personal preference). If you do go for a PCI modem, make certain, that it is Linux compatible, as WinModems and Linux don't mix (so that cancels out any chance of it being a WinModem).
October 12th, 1999, 08:26 PM
New 56K Modem... USR baby!
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October 13th, 1999, 06:12 PM
USR Sportster 56K V.90 modem, very nice. :-)
If you don't have a real computer, don't even bother me :-)~
October 13th, 1999, 08:07 PM
I recommend an external - I have a Zoom 4929L, and it is great - solid connections (and I have crappy Telco lines.) I've played with lots of Modems, PCI, ISA, internal, external, you name it... But I found Zoom and USR to be the best.
...just my $.02
Friends don't let friends use WinModems!
October 15th, 1999, 05:31 PM
If you are looking for a modem for the pci slot, make sure it has a built in controller. (Winmodems do not have built in controllers and rely on software for this function.)
Actiontec makes pci modems with built-in controllers. Others do too, but I don't know any other brands off-hand.
they wont suffer the same cpu robbing fate that winmodems and ISA modems suffer, AND you can use them for Linux!
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