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Old 03-03-2003, 12:52 PM   #1
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Cool Recommended Modems


I need modem recommendations so I can purchase one for my new pc. I need a PCI modem, low profile to fit my small case, that sets up easily under both Linux and Windows 2000. I've seen several PCI modems that will work under Linux but they wont fit in my case. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks !
 
Old 03-03-2003, 01:21 PM   #2
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I know this isn't the answer you asked for, but most people are a lot happier with an external modem used through the serial port. It's easier to set up (you don't have to install drivers), and it doesn't waste processing cycles by making your CPU do part of the work that a modem is supposed to do. Also, you can get a much better idea of what is actually going on over the network by watching the lights on the panel (after learning what they mean, of course), which can be very helpful for troubleshooting. If cost is the issue, external 56k modems are dropping steadily in price since broadband is becoming ever more popular.

I can understand needing a PCI modem in certain situations, but unfortunately I don't know anything about getting them to work with Linux. My own attempt (a couple of years ago) was a frustrating and time-consuming experience; but as you know, only a few PCI modems are Linux-compatible, and mine was not among them.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 03:22 PM   #3
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Support for the over-popular pc-tel PCI winmodem is slowly comming into the new distro's. I noticed that the new Vector Linux 3.2 has support for the pc-tel. ( I have not tested it because I've got ADSL )
And I might be wrong, but I remember vaguely reading about Mandrake 9.1 prommising support for the pc-tel.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 03:29 PM   #4
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us robotics has one for around $100. Try Best Buy.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 10:03 PM   #5
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Try a conexant modem, it has excellent support for most of the popular distros, u can get the drivers from http://www.mbsi.ca,
I have tested this modem on rh 8 it works perfectly it will be pretty cheap too
 
Old 03-03-2003, 11:06 PM   #6
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"I know this isn't the answer you asked for, but most people are a lot happier with an external modem used through the serial port. "

Yep I'll second that. Get a good external modem, itll work with any serial port program, under any os.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 11:52 PM   #7
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i have a us robotics ISA modem....no probs with drivers in linux.
 
Old 03-05-2003, 03:14 PM   #8
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Angry conexant

I haven't been able to make my modem to work under Linux.
"Try a conexant modem, it has excellent support for most of the popular distros"
This is my modem:
http://www.aopen.com/products/modem/fm56pm.htm
As you can see it says:"Conexant (Rockwell) Single Chip Host Based (Controllerless) PCI Modem Card...." , but according to some guys in some other forum that is a winmodem modem which is not suitable to be used under Linux because "winmodem are not fully hardware modems....."
So. Where am I lost? Is mine a Conexant? Is it winmodem?.
What should I do? Where can I find non winmodem modems? How can I identify them?
TAKE ME OUT OF THIS PUZZLE!!!!!!
 
Old 03-05-2003, 03:19 PM   #9
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It is a Conexant, it is a winmodem, it has linux drivers for it, it will work
The working url is http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/

Your HCF is better than a HSF modem, and while the linux drivers do not support all the modem's features, it'll work fine as a modem
 
Old 03-05-2003, 11:28 PM   #10
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the best modem you will find is a internal us robotics 5610b, its hardware, needs no drivers and is great...if you can find the 5610a (one is v.90, the b is v.92) you can flash it to a b.....i also heard that externals are better so i went ahead and got a diamond supra express...thing sucks compared to the usr...you can find the 5610a for like 40 bucks if you look hard, the 5610b's are like 70-90 best buy and like 60 online. i connect at 50666 every time, with the diamond cant get over 45333.
 
Old 03-06-2003, 01:01 PM   #11
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my serial doesn't like modems (too much stuff coming outa there...maybe I should get a card and add another serial port?)
 
Old 03-06-2003, 03:06 PM   #12
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Unhappy Follow up

Hi. It's me again!!!
The guy with the conexant winmodem.... and still working at it!!.
I've been following the sugestions to make my modem to work under Linux. I went to http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/...been following the indications....I'm running Red Hat kernel version 2.4.18-14 but now it happens that when I try to download and save normally from http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/hcf/do...s-rh-i686.html it doesn't work for me neither way, nor using the traditional "left click+save" nor the indicated "hold shift+left click".
That's one problem.....The other would be that I've never installed anything on Linux...So I'm going to save the file to a floppy and from there to install it on my Red Hat....How should I proceed..
I hope not to be annoying, (I'm an A+,Network+,MCP-215 studying to be Server+) but I'm a complete illiterated when it comes to linux...so please be patient and don't get mad!!!
 
Old 03-06-2003, 03:09 PM   #13
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Smile oops!!!

Sorry...
Make it a http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/
My bad......

Jose
 
Old 03-06-2003, 03:36 PM   #14
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What browser you using?

Ok, try getting the x86 .tar.gz file from here.

Then try the official install instructions for METHOD C: TAR PACKAGE (*.tar.gz). Far better than any instructions I just wrote

P.S. There's an edit button for a reason
 
Old 03-06-2003, 04:50 PM   #15
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hey there is an intel modem made by ambient that has intel drivers for linux, real nice modem too, cost me like $16 oh well no i have cable so 56k sucks but still
 
  


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