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MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and USB Modems?

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MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and USB Modems?

Hi,

Has anyone tried to use the Plus.net supplied USB modem with the current MacOS? Any success? A friend wants to sign-up but doesn't want to have to pay for a router if at all possible!

TIA,
--> Stephen
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sinewave
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Registered: 17-08-2007

MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and USB Modems?

I'd steer clear from USB modems for Mac. So many Mac folk have had trouble with them its just not worth it. A basic ethernet router is very cheap now and worth every penny.

tom
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MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and USB Modems?

How did I know a reply like that was coming? :lol: :lol:
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MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and USB Modems?

Well, yes, when it was my own money on the line I bought a router, and this was in ye olden days when you didn't get much change from 200GBP for one! But this is for a friend who wants to connect a single computer and would prefer free to 50+ quid (who can blame her?).

Another way of phrasing it: what USB modem do Plus.net currently provide?

--> Stephen
sinewave
Grafter
Posts: 297
Registered: 17-08-2007

MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and USB Modems?

Look at Amazon for Netgear - DG632. a single port ethernet adsl modem for £42.30

Even better price is the D-Link DSL-300T for £29.99!!! Amazon again.

no excuse for USB hassle! Interesting that the review on amazon for D-Link was from a guy replacing his USB modem!

probably find even better deals if you're willing to hunt around!

tom
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MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and USB Modems?

Apparently she's gone and ordered the USB modem anyway. Let's hope it works!

If not at least I know it's only going to cost £30 to do the job properly -- thanks Tom! (These things really have dropped in price recently!)

--> Stephen