External modem choice - serial or USB?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by notme, Jan 29, 2005.

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    notme Guest

    I have no spare PCI slots and need one for another card I wish to
    install. I am considering removing my internal 56k modem card to free
    up a slot.

    As a replacement, I am looking to buy a second-hand external 56k modem
    but I wonder if anyone can recommend whether I should chose a serial
    or USB modem interface? Is there a difference in their performance -
    does one connection suffer more problems than the other?

    I am running XP Pro and have version 1.0 USB ports only.
    Thanks for any advice.
    notme, Jan 29, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    I am considering upgrading my steam powered horseless carriage to a vehicle
    with a internal combustion engine. Could anybody inform me on how to do this
    becuase I'm as thick as a f*%King hedgehog trying to shag a wirebrush.

    Serial will not be built into motherboards soon, and as for USB 1 and
    56k(48k) modems, dont bother. Its time to consider broadband.
    Thats all I can say. ITS ME!.
    Jim, Jan 30, 2005
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    Plato Guest

    Go serial.
    Plato, Jan 30, 2005
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    Richard Guest

    Go with usb. Makes life easier.
    Richard, Jan 30, 2005
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    Jim Berwick Guest

    Easier for who?
    Jim Berwick, Jan 30, 2005
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    TJ. Snow Guest

    Jim expressed precisely :
    How about a thick dick up your arse faggot!!
    TJ. Snow, Jan 30, 2005
  7. Time to start working in earnest on that system upgrade. Use whatever
    works. You won't be needing that modem on your next PC.


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    Governor Swill, Jan 31, 2005
  8. I agree with Plato - Serial.
    BuffNET Tech Support - MichaelJ, Feb 1, 2005
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    jp10558 Guest

    I've found serial quite reliable.
    jp10558, Feb 2, 2005
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