Correct name for dial up adapter

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10 years 3 months ago #31166 by witheze
After I bought my new laptop I realised it had nowhere to fit a telephone cable and I have kept my 10 buck connection to telecom dialup . My new computer is chewing thru my meagre allowance from Farmside satelite so thought I may as well use some telecom dialup since I'm paying for it. So I have established I need an adapter to plug into computer. A new one is $70 from electronic shop so have gone on Trade Me but not sure what the correct name is for the dialup adapter.......help please........

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10 years 3 months ago #419277 by kai
when you say an adapter, are you looking for the size a phone lead will plug into, in which case you are likely to have one. A phone lead has two different sized ends, one will fit one will not.
Or possibly are you on about a external dialup modem which is a small box, either way you will still need exactly the same sized port (socket) on your computer as the first option.

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10 years 3 months ago #419285 by kiwi_jon
witheze,

what you are looking for is a USB dialup modem. There are a few available on TM.

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10 years 3 months ago #419288 by kai
kiwi_jon, the usb dialup modems I think you are on about, use your mobile phone connection and so will cost a lot to use, witheze want something to plug into the mains phone.

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10 years 3 months ago #419289 by Kiwi303
Just ask for an External 56K Dialup Modem, then specify it needs to connect to your USB port.

Otherwise they will probabally dish you up a 3G cellular modem. Like kai thought.

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10 years 3 months ago #419291 by kiwi_jon
^^^

No, I am talking about USB 56K dialup modems i.e one that plugs into the phone line.

Most laptops these days, as well as not having a dialup modem built in, do not a serial RS232 port built in so a standard external dialup modem is of no use. That leaves using a USB dialup modem which have been around for years.

This is a link to one on TM.

www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-m...uction-461138652.htm

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