Dial Up Modem with 10.6.7

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rabsparks, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. rabsparks macrumors newbie

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    I'm in need of a USB dial up modem for faxs which will work with my new iMac. I heard that the new iMacs are somewhat finicky with respect to the external USB modem.

    What modems would you recommend?

    Thanx.
     
  2. bpeeps macrumors 68020

    bpeeps

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    I recommend a subscription to: eFax. It might make your life easier.
     
  3. rabsparks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And the cost is...

    Thanks for your response. However, I send out one or two faxes per month, making the cost a factor. EFAX costs well over the amount I'd spend on a USB modem, making them non-competitive as far as my situation is concerned.
     
  4. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    I have an iMac 2011 27". My Apple USB modem I was using on the late 2010 would not work, but only because the 2011 iMac was running 64bit and the Apple USB modem was incompatible with 64 bit mode. I temporarily booted to 32 bit mode and it worked. I since purchased a ZOOM USB mini-external modem ($49 at Best Buy) and it is working OK.
     
  5. rabsparks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for reply

    I seem to remember that the Imac uses 64 bits, making it hard to find a workable dial up modem. I love the iMac, however I'm disappointed that every time I upgrade the OS or the computer, I lose some function that I had previously.
     

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