Dale: I see your point, but sometimes get frustrated when I see IBM soutions when they are not the best, because the reason is that IBM won't support them. Granted, IBM is GREAT in a lot of areas, especially the AS400, but I'd rather buy best of breed and I think the UDS (Motorola) modems are far superior to the IBM. At least with the Options modems, IBM had a modem manufacturer make the units and the Options modems are better than previous IBM units. Not to say that IBM modems did not work, they always did, but I just like the ease of configuration on the UDS models. I have installed al lot of IBM, UDS and zillions of other modems. I didn't mean to slight your comm skills, if I did I apologize, and there are certainly comm gurus on this list server than know MUCH more than I do. Regards, Carl 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: Friday, October 08, 1999 2:54 PM Subject: Re: OEM modems > > >Carl, > >Well, the key _is_, "if you understand data communications", and I did not to >the extent required to deal with this thing. I can't remember the exact wording >of the original post, but from following the thread, I got the impression, >rightly or wrongly, that James might be at the same level I'm at. > >But, still, the question remains, at what point do you cross the threshold of >the cost of time to make a given modem work as opposed to spending a few (?) >extra bucks to get a modem supported by IBM which may (or may not) be as easy as >plug'n'play? For a expert data comm guy like yourself, _you_ may be able to >setup any modem you come across without a blink of the eye. For the rest of us >who may come across having to set up a modem once a year, it's not necessarily >something we commit to memory. That's why we have you guys! ;-) > >Believe me, I wish I had known about MIDRANGE-L when I had to do that async job! > >- Dan Bale > >_________________________ Original Message _________________________ > >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 > > > > > >+--- >| 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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