>the Usenet articles. Thanks.
>Are there any modems that *reliably* detect dial tone?
>I have a microcom and it seems to mistake the human voice for dial
>tone. With the result, of course, that it frequently tries to dial
>when someone is using the phone for its intended purpose.
>Are they all like that or only mine?
Weird. I've never had a modem do that. :-)
Quote:>What are the recommendations for a 56K modem?
That depends on whether your remote peer is using K56 Flex or X2 or the
ITU Standard V.90.
I'm fairly satisfied with the Zoom internal I bought recently. For one
thing, it's configurable via jumpers to be either in PnP mode or
user-defined IRQ, etc. (yay!). For another, it's upgradeable via
downloadable updates. And best of all, it supports both Flex *and* V.90
And last but not least, it's fairly cheap, too (I got mine at CompUSA for
As for X2, sorry, I really can't recommend anything.