Modems USB or PCI

  MOTIVE37 10:32 09 Jul 2004
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What if any are the advantages of a USB 56k Modem over a normal PCI ?

  Curio 14:59 09 Jul 2004

You don't have to take the lid off the box to fit it. You lose a USB port if permanently connected

  Gongoozler 15:30 09 Jul 2004

USB are easiest to install, PCI are inside the box and so don't take up any desk space.

  james55 00:47 10 Jul 2004

MOTIVE37

I havn't tried a 56k modem with USB, but having used it with broadband it is easy for me to remove and plug in to my laptop for updating NAV etc.

Jim.

  wee eddie 11:19 10 Jul 2004

Sorry MOTIVE37 don't wish to hi-jack your thread.

james55 - Using your USB Modem on Broadband. Can you use either the PC or the Laptop with no major configuration problems?

  chugby 21:28 10 Jul 2004

if you are running AMD with Via/SIS motherboard
you may run into power problems with a USB modem
click here

  chugby 21:31 10 Jul 2004

...this thread may also be of interest
click here

  MOTIVE37 10:04 12 Jul 2004

Sorry I didnt reply sooner but Ive been away this weekend.

The question wasnt really to do with installation, but with actuall reliablillity of connection speed etc , but thats now been answered. Thanks to you all.

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