James, Sorry for piping in so late here. It looks like you got a lot of advice. I would like to share my experience to spare you of the trouble I went through. It basically boils down to this. Make _absolutely_ sure that IBM supports the modem you decide on. For the sake of saving a few dollars, you may easily outspend that in frustrating manhours trying to chase down problems. Spend the extra bucks, if necessary, to get the right modem. A few years ago, I had a client who was using a non-supported modem. Worked fine for ECS, but needed to use for remote async connects (using the async workstation controller). If I recall correctly, this was a sync/async switchable modem. I tried in vain to convince the owner that he'd be better off spending $500 (?) for a modem that IBM supported than to pay me by the hour trying to get the thing to work. Surprisingly, IBM Support worked with me for a while, but eventually gave up the ghost when we hit the brick wall. The end result: No async support + my bill. Not the way I want to support a client. Based on what others have said, I'd go with the Multitech or the IBM. - Dan Bale +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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