Dale: I disagree with your comments. I you understand data communications, you should be able to make any modem work as long as you know what you are doing. I still feel the UDS modems are FAR superior to the IBM modems, especially when you have them deployed in an environment where you may have to talk someone through configuration, the front panel display and the YES/NO keys allow this very nicely. The Option by IBM modems work well but the lights on them are too hard to see. There is no magic to communications, just have to understand what you are doing. CJG Carl Galgano EDI Consulting Services, Inc. 540 Powder Springs Street Suite C19 Marietta, GA 30064 770-422-2995 mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ediconsulting.com EDI, Communications and AS400 Technical Consulting -----Original Message----- From: Dan Bale <email@example.com> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com> Date: Thursday, October 07, 1999 4:48 PM Subject: Re: OEM modems > > >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 >+--- +--- | 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: email@example.com +---
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