External USB modem for dial up?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by svenn, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. svenn macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to get an imac connected via dialup. Is the Apple usb modem still compatible with the latest imacs? Apple doesn't even sell them anymore, so where could I even get one? Or does anyone have a different modem they can recommend? Thanks
     
  2. tsugaru macrumors 6502

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    I'm in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. There's a computer shop here that sells the following 2 USB modems:

    StarTech External USB Modem

    and

    USRobotics 5637 USB Modem

    Don't know about the StarTech one, but according to USRobotics,

    USR 5637 Product Page

    it should work fine on OS X.

    I might pick one up and try it out. I still use my old G4/867 for the odd fax.
     
  3. svenn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I wonder why the big price difference?
     
  4. tsugaru macrumors 6502

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    The StarTech is a SoftModem according to System Profiler, as per:

    Apple Discussion Thread

    The USRobotics one is guaranteed to work. I googled and found the Zoom 3095 may work fine for you as well.

    Zoom 3095 - Product Page

    Hope that helps.
     
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  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I've got an Apple USB fax modem in basically new condition that I have no use for. PM me if you want to make a modest but fair offer.
     

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