What Card Modem specs

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Apr 23, 2019, 4:10:02 PM4/23/19
If I need to get a new modem,
I'm inclinded to get an internal card.
Any clues as to specs? How to get?

Machine is a 2007 AOpen.

Card is about 2.75" high

Here is dmesg excerpts

Linux version 2.6.12 (root@Knoppix) (gcc-Version 3.3.6 (Debian 1:3.3.6-7)) #2
Processor #0 15:15 APIC version 16
Detected 2000.463 MHz processor.
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
hda: ATAPI 8X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
sata_via(0000:00:0f.0): routed to hard irq line 4
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xE100 ctl 0xE702 bmdma 0xE000 irq 20
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xE800 ctl 0xE902 bmdma 0xE008 irq 20
ata1: dev 0 cfg 49:2f00 82:746b 83:7f01 84:4023 85:7469 86:3c01 87:4023 88:407f
ata1: dev 0 ATA, max UDMA/133, 156301488 sectors: lba48
ata1: dev 0 configured for UDMA/133
scsi0 : sata_via
ata2: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi1 : sata_via
Vendor: ATA Model: WDC WD800JD-00LS Rev: 06.0
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
SCSI device sda: 156301488 512-byte hdwr sectors (80026 MB)
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
SCSI device sda: 156301488 512-byte hdwr sectors (80026 MB)

ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (#4)
input: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse on isa0060/serio1

Moe Trin

Apr 24, 2019, 9:33:58 PM4/24/19
On Tue, 23 Apr 2019, in the Usenet newsgroup comp.dcom.modems, in article
<q9nreq$5t9$2...@reader2.panix.com>, vjp...@at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com wrote:

>If I need to get a new modem,

"new" - good luck with that. I haven't seen new modems in a
store in maybe 3 years. "new" may need to be "new to me",
meaning something used off e-bay or similar,

>I'm inclinded to get an internal card.

Haven't seen one of those advertised in 5+ years

>Any clues as to specs? How to get?

v.92 is the telecom spec ("56k") and if internal, most likely
a PCI connector (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_PCI
to see what the connector looks like). As for manufacturer and
model numbers... USR-5610 rings a bell, but try searching for
"Rob Clark Winmodems are not Modems" - a web-page from about
10-15 years ago, and the "Modem-HOWTO" from the Linux
Documentation project. Problem with PCI modems is that many
were "WinModem" (USR trade name) also known as "software" modems
I rather doubt that drivers are available for anything but win9x,
w2k and maybe xp. Win7 and later MAY not have drivers because
"nobody uses modems any more" ;-) ("MAY" because I don't use
windoze - but that's another story.)

Honestly, you're likely to have better luck with a USB. like
the USR-5637.

Old guy
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