Originally posted by murray
[B]I have told that some internal modems do not work with it, can anyone recommend a external that will work.
Some internals will not work because they are "WINmodems". They rely on a few Windows DLLs and your processor to do all the work. In addition to sucking up system resources, these (obviously) will not work with operating systems other than Windows (though perhaps the Linux guys have figured out how to make them work, I really don't know). Any external should work, been away from modems a while but perhaps U.S. Robotics is still a preferred brand? Also, their internal models appear to be hardware based so you can also use those.
The U.S. Robotics 56K* Performance Pro Modem brings home and small business users the superior performance of controller-based online communication for faster throughput. It also means that users arenâ€™t limited to Windows-based applications. This modem supports Linux and Windows, so it will work with a wide range of business applications and games.