apple and modems

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Thunderbird, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. Thunderbird macrumors 6502a

    Thunderbird

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    Dec 25, 2005
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    I am potential switcher to apple and need to do a fair amount of faxing for my work. I've been reading reviews of the apple usb modem and a lot of people seem to be having problems with it. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/canadastore.woa/6094005/wo/n2vECqhTtwXU2hjzpkgCsQXJK3N/3.0.21.1.0.8.25.7.11.0.3#rev. My current windows box has an internal modem which I've been using to PC fax. If I switch, I would still like to be able to PC faxing, maybe with Pagesender or something similar.

    My question is: Will any modem work with a mac, or do I have to use the apple usb modem?

    Thanks
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    It's going to have to be a USB modem because you have no other port to connect it to. However there are a lot of modem types under System Preference > Network > Internal Modem > Modem. Any of those should work.

    The reviews you linked to are a mixed bag. You might try it and return it if it doesn't work. Good luck.
     

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