I don't have an answer to the modem issues,  but I do empathize.  It
doesn't take much to get me on my soapbox about those who make
statements like "Now that we are all connected".   I don't mind if
folks work with the assumption that someday we will be, as long as
they remember that we're not (yet)   GRRRR!

Anyhow.. I'm curious about what the user experience from folks here
who are experimenting with subcompacts.    I got the eeepc 1000 so I
could continue to touch type, but the right shift key location drove
me NUTS and undid any benefits gained from the size of the larger
keyboard.  Fortunately a utility called KEYTEAK allowed me  to remap
the right up arrow to the right control key and I regained my sanity.

Any other pros and cons to placing them in the hands of students. Has
anyone done this yet?

Lucie deLaBruere
St. Albans City School

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 6:13 AM, Joanne Finnegan
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> I was all set to buy a netbook for personal travel and started reading reviews online.  It doesn't appear that any of the netbooks have a built-in RJ11 port for dial-up and some of the places where I travel require it.  I don't want to invest in mobile broadband for the limited amount of time that I would need it.
> I do own an external USB 56K modem. Has anyone ever tried this with a netbook?  If so, what was your experience with it?  What netbook?  What OS?  Any driver issues? Is there any netbook that has a built in modem for under $500?  I know I could get a larger, cheap laptop, but that would defeat the purpose, though I guess carrying around an additional modem already adds to the weight.
> Thanks for information.
> Joanne
> Joanne Finnegan
> Technology Integration Specialist
> Chittenden East Supervisory Union
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