I have to disagree. Only the cheaper brands fail to work with Linux. For the most part, if you spend a reasonable amount on a modem, internal or external, you'll get what you paid for. You do realize that winmodems come in external models, too, right? Fuzzy -- Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum videtur. Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes. Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur. Cras amet qui numquam amavit, quique amavit cras plus amet. Uno itinere non potest perveniri ad tam grande secretum. Joe Parker wrote: > Another reason to consider a hard modem is if you ever plan to use a > non-Windows OS such as Linux. Most won't work at all and the ones that do > can be dificult to setup. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.