Not video so I put it here (MODEMS)

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RVS
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I am emmigrating to Australia and taking my PCs with me.One has a modem(external US Robotics 56K) will this work in Australia.
I have emailed US Robotics and they say "it may not work due to each modem having a country code".
If that is so, how do laptops work when someone takes them abroad?
Any ideas?

harlequin
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quote:Originally posted by RVS:
I am emmigrating to Australia and taking my PCs with me.One has a modem(external US Robotics 56K) will this work in Australia.
I have emailed US Robotics and they say "it may not work due to each modem having a country code".
If that is so, how do laptops work when someone takes them abroad?
Any ideas?

The laptops i've seen working abroad are using a connection to a modem enabled mobile phone.( ie GSM modem)
If the phone can connect to the number then the rest should be transparent.

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RVS
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Thanks Gary. (had to say thanks just in case PD shouts at me)

Mad_mardy
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So thats where you are emigrating to,you lucky s*d

System 1: AMD X6 2.8, M4A79 Deluxe, 4GB DDR2, ATI HD4870 1GB DDR 3, 2TB total drive space, Matrox RTX 2, Premiere Pro CS4

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RVS
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Well I do not wish to gloat, but what the hell!

tim.callaghan
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Where in Australia are you emmigrating to, and how did you manage/wangle that one?

Tim

RVS
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Melbourne, so if anyone needs libary footage (3ccd DV) I might be able to help.
Life is tough some times!

Phill Power
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Carry your bags, Sir?

But seriously, I have Psion Goldcard modems on my laptops & USR Winmodem on the desktop & both types have utilities that allow you to change country/region with ease.

I imagine that you will also need an adaptor to plug into an Oz phoneline.

Good luck, you jammy git!

Phill.

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Graeme Redwood
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Go to your modem's makers website and see if they have an Australian bios upgrade for your modem and save it to disk. Try your modem in Australia and if it dosn't work, use the bios upgrade.

Or alternatively, save yourself some hassle and just buy a new modem when you get there, this is small beer compared with all the inconveniece and costs of moving to Australia.

PS say Hi to Mick Dundee for me when you get there

tim.callaghan
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quote:Originally posted by Graeme Redwood:
PS say Hi to Mick Dundee for me when you get there

Mick's based in Walkabout Creek Outback, Queensland. About 4 days drive away

Anyway, make sure you get to Wilsons Prom when you are over there, if you already haven't done, it's amazing! And get tickets for the Grand Prix at Albert Park next year.

Tim

PS - Don't forget your cork hat