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    Fax Modems on G4 Tower

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    Fax Modems on G4 Tower
    I was wondering what internal modems are compatable with the G4 series of Powermac's? Does OS X include the drivers for modems like US Robotics and Diamond Multimedia? Any help is appreciated.

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    Fax Modems on G4 Tower

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    It's highly unlikely that there are any PC modems out there that have official Mac support. The G4s were offered with a built-in (as in, on a proprietary connector on the logic board) modem as an option, so there is little demand for a Mac compatible PCI modem.

    All I can suggest is that you buy one and try it. If it doesn't work, it just won't work. You won't damage your Mac unless you install it incorrectly.
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    Fax Modems on G4 Tower

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    I'm not too worried about damaging the computer, but I need to find an internal ISA or PCI modem to use with the fax software I have right now. Unfortunately the software cannot use multiple Apple USB modems, thats why I have to have an internal modem. I did find a website that sells compatable apple modems, but they are ISA slots only and the computer that I have has PCI slots.

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    Fax Modems on G4 Tower
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    I will look around and see if there is any PCI Modem that will work in a Mac with OSX. Macs have never had ISA slots by the way, just PCI and the really old Macs had PDS and Nu-Bus.

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    Fax Modems on G4 Tower

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    What about non-Apple USB modems?

    http://www.zoom.com/graphics/datashe...8529860101.pdf

    It's at least a real hardware modem....

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    Fax Modems on G4 Tower
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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    What about non-Apple USB modems?

    http://www.zoom.com/graphics/datashe...8529860101.pdf

    It's at least a real hardware modem....
    Good find Tech and finally a person who knows what a Hardware modem is! Good Job. Been busy and have not had the time to look.

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    Fax Modems on G4 Tower

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    Unfortunately the software that I am using can only take advantage of 1 usb modem. I did find a site that has old Diamond Multimedia modems but I cannot find if they are mac compatable or not. I do remember when 56k was all the rage, diamond made some of the best fax modems out there, and I think I had a Performa that had a Diamond Supra Faxmodem installed in it...Does anybody know if Diamond Fax modems are compatable with mac?

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    Fax Modems on G4 Tower
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    just go to ebay and tyoe

    mac modem 56K

    There seems to be a good choice out there.

    I'll also have a look in the attick to see whats up there

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