A Question on the Modem setting. (Gateway machine)

Nik Clayton nik at freebsd.org
Thu Jul 27 21:33:57 BST 2000

On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 04:41:05PM +0100, Ben Smithurst wrote:
> Roger Hardiman wrote:
> > So, if you want to suft the net from FreeBSD, you will need
> > a new modem.
> > 
> > (an ISA hardware modem is good. Or one of the PCI modems
> > FreeBSD does support.
> Or just get an external modem, you can't go wrong with those.  

Strongly seconded.

  1.  You can see the blinkenlights on an external modem.

  2.  You can turn it off (or reset it) without affecting the rest of the
      computer.  I've seen modems become sufficiently wedged that only a
      cold reset cures them.

Internet connection, $19.95 a month.  Computer, $799.95.  Modem, $149.95.
Telephone line, $24.95 a month.  Software, free.  USENET transmission,
hundreds if not thousands of dollars.  Thinking before posting, priceless.
Somethings in life you can't buy.  For everything else, there's MasterCard.
  -- Graham Reed, in the Scary Devil Monastery

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