Hello all. I'm about to go broadband, and due to a lack of spare USB sockets, an internal modem is essential. I have seen a Zoom model at £50 and a Dabs Value model at £15. Can anyone recommend something in the middle?
PS. I won't be able to reply to any responses until tomorrow (no net connection at home!)
sorry to break the happy medium guys but wouldnt it have been better to get an internal PCI USB card and then buy a USB modem? but if you're happy with internal modems, thats ok. so lets hope you get a good bargain.
The SAR-01PA in the bretsky link, as the Alcatel/Thomson chipset which is similar to the exterior SpeedTouch modem. These can require a constant 500ma power supply, so make sure that your motherboard will support it, otherwise you may have occasional disconnection problems.
I have just had a more detailed look at the Dynamode and some of the Ebuyer customer reviews are worrying. Some very happy people and some who found it very unreliable. Reliability is absolutely crucial.
I may consider something more expensive, such as the Zoom modem at £50 (though the budget is fairly tight) if I thought it was advantageous. Any thoughts?