The difference between a regular modem and a Winmodem is usually in the drivers. Winmodems can be internal or external, just like a regular modem. They can also be hard or soft modems (hard modems have all the processing hardware, soft modems don't). Basically, you're best bet is to buy a modem that is neither a soft modem, nor a winmodem. Internal or external is up to you. Both work equally well. You might try looking into the Linmodems project (http://linmodems.org) They've had remarkable luck creating drivers for various Winmodems. 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. On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, Uncle Richard wrote: > "You do realize that winmodems come in external models, too, right?" > > No, not to my lnowledge in this part of the world. Tell me more please. > > "Only the cheaper brands fail to work with Linux. " > > My experience has been different, but the LINUX people are coming up > with drivers for all sorts of modems and many savvy modem makers are > peovidinf LINUX drivers. > > Richard Innes > Auckland New Zealand > unclerichard@xxxxxxxxxxxx - 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.