Here's our Hardware Tip for.. September 10, 1999
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USB Modems
If you're in need of a new modem, but are short a free slot or standard DB9/ DB25 connection, you might want to consider a USB Modem. It's true--USB modems like Viking Components' new 56K USB modem are a little easier to set up than standard external modems. The hot-swap capability of USB modems makes them worth the money for those who switch between PCs regularly.