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Nick Silberstein
2004-08-11, 11:56
Hello all,

I'd like to get a reasonably priced modem that will work under Windows
and Linux, supports the latest faxmodem standards, and will work with
YAC to Slim or other Squeezebox caller id plugin.

That means:
-V.92
-Controller-based
-Supports US Caller ID
-The cheaper the better!

I'd prefer internal, to reduce desktop clutter in the office, and
because internal modems tend to be cheaper. But if you know of a cheap
external modem that meets the above criteria, please let me know!

The main purpose for this modem will be to provide caller id info, as I
have a DSL connection. Secondary purpose is to provide a backup network
connection if the DSL connection is down. Accordingly, I'll take cheap
and less-featured (I have no use for voice mail features, etc) over
expensive and full-featured.

I haven't had much luck finding an internal model that meets the above
criteria. The Zoom Model 3049 is an external v.92 modem that supports
caller id, but I'd ideally like to find something cheaper (it's ~ $60
street price).

Alternatively, if someone knows of a really cheap (<= $10) Windows only
callerid solution that will work with the Squeezebox/Slimserver, I'd be
interested.

Thanks in advance,
Nick

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Nick Silberstein
Senior Developer
Flying Machine Development, Inc.

Jack Coates
2004-08-11, 17:24
> Hello all,
>
> I'd like to get a reasonably priced modem that will work under Windows
> and Linux, supports the latest faxmodem standards, and will work with
> YAC to Slim or other Squeezebox caller id plugin.
>
> That means:
> -V.92
> -Controller-based
> -Supports US Caller ID
> -The cheaper the better!
>
> I'd prefer internal, to reduce desktop clutter in the office, and
> because internal modems tend to be cheaper. But if you know of a cheap
> external modem that meets the above criteria, please let me know!
>
> The main purpose for this modem will be to provide caller id info, as I
> have a DSL connection. Secondary purpose is to provide a backup network
> connection if the DSL connection is down. Accordingly, I'll take cheap
> and less-featured (I have no use for voice mail features, etc) over
> expensive and full-featured.
>
> I haven't had much luck finding an internal model that meets the above
> criteria. The Zoom Model 3049 is an external v.92 modem that supports
> caller id, but I'd ideally like to find something cheaper (it's ~ $60
> street price).
>
> Alternatively, if someone knows of a really cheap (<= $10) Windows only
> callerid solution that will work with the Squeezebox/Slimserver, I'd be
> interested.

I've got probably four or five medium to high quality ISA slot modems that
I just use as Christmas tree ornaments (why yes, actually, I am serious...
and don't call me Shirley).

I'd sell ya a Zoom or a Courier v.Everything for $10 plus shipping, if
you've got an ISA slot to plug into.

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