At the moment I have an integrated pctel HSP56 software-modem (V90) based on a sis chipset, which gives nothing but trouble and takes a lot of the processor’s speed away. The best solution is to change to a separate hardware modem with its own processor. I still have a four year old modem card (brandname Rowana? Or something like that) based on a Rockwell chipset complete with drivers for windows 95 and that worked problem free using V90 on my previous computer. The question is now: can I use that in my current computer (550Mc amd k2) and if so where do I get the necessary drivers for 98SE? If that one is not useable anymore what is a good modem (good as in value for money; my budget is severely attacked by non subsidized course fees for my career change) and what would I be expecting to fork out? The latter part of the question is related to possibilities in Kent/London.
All advice including what not to do is very much appreciated.