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Old 05-24-2005, 08:19 AM   #1
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Getting a decent modem


Hey, im moving house in a few weeks and i'll have to access the net via dial up but Mandriva doesnt seem to recognise my winmodem. Its a conexant HSF. Im running Mandriva 10.2 with a 2.6.11 kernel. I ran the scanModem utility and it identified my modem but i've no idea where to go from here.

Would i be better off just buying a new modem and if so what would be a good brand to work under linux?
 
Old 05-24-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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Check the LQ's HCL:-)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php?cat=121
I suggest you to buy a new external modem, but check following sites..
Maybe your Winmodem will work:-)
http://linmodems.org/
http://walbran.org/sean/linux/linmodem-howto.html
 
Old 05-24-2005, 02:54 PM   #3
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Cheers man. I had a look in the HCL already and there doesnt seem to be a conexant section. Have you any recommendations for modems that run, with relatively little pain in the setup, for Linux (Mandriva 10.2 in particular)? Other than linuxant i cant really find any place that does the drivers for my modem, and i dont really feel like paying for drivers.


EDIT: I've been told any external modem that has a Serial (RS-232) connection should work with linux. Is this right?
Thanks,
NNP

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Old 05-24-2005, 08:29 PM   #5
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conexant modems don't work very well with linux. I have a lucent (agre systems) modem and they have liunux drivers but not gpl. and yes any hayes at (almost all) compatable external modem on a rs-232 port will work with linux. if you are lucky enough to get one of these I would use it.
 
  


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