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    Modem - CallerId

    Ok - Can someone recommend or know of a modem that supports Caller Id in the UK? I done a search on google but only have some old ones referenced.

    If its an internal soft modem - then I need linux drivers.

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    Do you mean cller ID incoming (ie passes the caller ID to the receiving computer)?
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    Yes - like to run ncid on my linux server. Theory is to have it broadcast to any computer I am using in the house (laptop/HTPC/desktop etc).

    Apparently BT uses a different system to the a lot of other places and not a lot of modems support the BT system.

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    I might be wrong here, but i think the V.90/92 specification supports caller ID and any V.90/92 modem should work, you just need the right software. Like I said, I'm not 100% but I'm sure i remeber that being the case. Might be worth looking up

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    Cheers - I checked it out - but that standard allows for holding your isp connection whilst answering an incoming call. The issue seems to definitely be the ability of a modem to handle the standard of the telco to caller id. BT seems to have a different standard to the US Bellcore standard. And as far as I understand, this is different to what cable companies provide in the UK also.

    Guess I need to continue looking. Any one else out there who have successfully done this?

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    CallerID for what?
    All the computers i have used with windows have worked with caller ID for incoming faxes.
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    I want to have caller id available as I want to hook up the modem to my linux server (running ncid) - hence a proper modem and not a 'softmodem' - this then can broadcast out the info to any pcs I have running (especially the htpc).

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    Found one (for anyone that cares) - Its a US Robotics 56K Fax Modem. Model number is 64-245630-04 (think this is important - as I think I read the -01 is a US model). I have tested this works in YAC and with ncid in linux.

    Not sure where you can buy it though - I borrowed this off my bro and won't be giving it back!

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    If its the serial port version, they are one of the best modems ever made. Pick em up on eBay quite cheap now.

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