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Re: [SLUG] USB Modems
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] USB Modems
- From: Peter Hardy <peterhardy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Feb 5 23:18:01 2002
On Wed, 2002-02-06 at 01:28, Richard Sullivan wrote:
> Can someone pls explain which is better/easier to configure for Linux: USB
> vs Serial modem ?
About the only problem you might have is compatability. Almost any
serial modem will work, but you'll need to do some research and be
careful you buy a USB modem that's supported.
The SLUG archives would be a good reference for this, as well as the
linux-usb-users mailing list, and the resources available at
As for the actual installation and configuration, most recent
distributions have full USB support. Getting a USB modem going should
be just as painless as serial.