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Need help picking an external modem for an old Dell Insprion 2500

\015 I need an external modem for an old Dell Insprion 2500 laptop. I have looked online at modems and it looks like it won't meet the minimum requirements of some external modems. I really don't know that much about modems (thus the question). This has 64 MB ram, windows ME, a celeron processor & 2 usb ports but they appear to the USB 1 ports.The computer was a freebie and not worth putting any money into but if we could just get a working modem on it, it could do for some basic simple tasks for my son. Thanks for any info.\015

Answers :

Any computer capable of running Windows ME is capable of supporting any external modem.
\015\012In the past, for "internal" modems, there were "hardware" modems and "soft" modems.
\015\012The "soft" modems had 50% of the hardware of the "hardware" modem,
\015\012and the rest of the "brains" of the modem were embedded
\015\012in a software device-driver that gets installed into Windows.
\015\012Fortunately, most external modems are *NOT* such "soft" modems.
\015\012There do exist external modems that connect to a USB port,
\015\012and external USB wireless-devices, if you want a higher-speed connection.
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