any routers out there with a built-in 56k modem?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by vniow, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.

    I'm trying to get my Linux box online but since I only have a Winmodem, it's a real pain in the ass and a lot more trouble than its worth. Windows has no problem, but I'd really like to learn Linux and its sorts useless without internet.

    I could (and have) use my iBook as a gateway by connecting it to my PC through a crossover cable, but then I'd have to leave it on and plugged in all the time for my main machine (PC, sorry guys) to stay connected to the internet.

    I know that I could get an internal hardware based modem that would work with Linux and still use the crossover cable to connect the two, but that doesn't fare too well for being a 'real' network so its harder to configure everything and blah blah.

    Are there routers like this that even exist?

    Doesn't have to be wireless since I don't have that and I do realize that Apple's base stations have a modem, but they're also expensive.
    I'd like to spend less than $100 on this and if the only ones that exist are more than that, then I'll just wait it out.
    Needs to be tri-platform compatible, Mac, Windows, Linux.


  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    before i got cable i asked the same questions and found that the airport is the only basestation i've ever seen or anyone has heard of with a 56k modem.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Webramp used to offer a dual modem and a dual modemless (use your own modem style) version along with a single modem one. I think the company died though.

    Netgear still has one for sale. Way too expensive new.
  4. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Guess I'm out of luck then unless I can find an Airport basestation for less than $100.


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