Re: Fwd: 28.8 Modems

Andrew Germaine (andrewg@carfax.ims.advantis.com)
Thu, 21 Dec 1995 09:31:05 -0500 (EST)


Theres no special software included with the BestData modem. Its a normal
v.34 modem with hardware compression and works fine with my Procomm+ as well
as my SLIP connections to ibm.net... Ive gotten as high as 2.65 with ftp'ing
a binary file.

On Wed, 20 Dec 1995 SteveSmith@aol.com wrote:

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> Forwarded message:
> Subj: Re: 28.8 Modems
> Date: 95-12-20 08:35:18 EST
> From: SteveSmith
> To: Roderic@wavenet.com
>
> On 12-20-95 Andrew Germaine wrote:
>
> > Brand: Best Data
> > Internal Fax/Modem 28.8
> > $99.00 at PC MALL 1-800-555-MALL
> > . . . Rockwell Chipset . . .
>
> I have had bad luck with these so-called "Basic" Fax Modems. Also known as
> RPI or ROPI modems, they save money by doing their data compression and error
> correction via software instead of hardware. May work marginally as long as
> you stick with the software included, but error rates are intolerable when
> you try to use your favorite comm software (Procomm Plus for one) that
> doesn't support RPI.
>
> I like (and sell) the Infotel modems - also available via mail-order from
> MidWest Micro (800-972-8822). Their whole line of modems come with a 10-year
> warranty. Sample prices as advertised in the January '96 Computer Shopper:
> Infotel 28.8 V.34 Internal $139 External $159 (free cable)
>
> If the deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.
>
> Steve Smith
> Byte One, Inc.
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