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Old 02-17-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
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Back to Windows


Back to Windows? Yep, afraid so.

I really wanted to get linux up and running and gradually use it more and more as my main OS. But it seems that my ADSL modem is not suppoted and no-one here has been able to think of a way to get it going, or they haven't replied anyway.

I can't justify spending cash on more hardware as I only got this modem late last year.

So, it was a nice idea while it lasted but I'm afraid it's back to XP for me.

Good luck.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 10:56 AM   #2
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What distro are you using? What is the scanmodem output? Have you tried the Linmodem board?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:12 AM   #3
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I'm using Feroda core 1. I'm new to Linux so I downloaded a windows version of a modem scanner, but the modem doesn't show up at all. In the "windows" device manager it isn't listed under modems but under network adapters. It's listed as a Zoom PCI ADSL WAN Adapter Looking at the driver details shows it is a conexant driver.

I don't believe this is to be a winmodem (please let me know if I'm wrong). That's about all the information I know. I don't mind giving it another shot even if it's a lot of work to do, but as I say, I'm very new with Linux.

Thanks for trying to help me Soulful93.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:23 AM   #4
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It may not be a winmodem as I'm not a Linux pro yet, but I know you can download a conexant driver; and I know where to go and what to do for help.

Download scanmodem and run it, it's not difficult. Copy and paste the output and then post it on www.linmodems.org Those people know linux and they'll most likely help you regardless of what kind of modem you have. You'll also recieve a prompt reply.

Linux take's time but it's worth it.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:26 AM   #5
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If your using an ADSL modem, you connecting thru USB or Ethernet on your PC? Or you connecting in any other ways? If its usb, I'd suggest just go out and get yourself a cheap NIC as Linux pretty much supports just about all Ethernet (NIC's) cards. You'll be up in no time in Linux.

If not and your not sure.. good luck in Windows.. no pun but I don't fall for the sob type "I'm going back to Windows stories.. "
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:27 AM   #6
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OK Soulful93, I'll do that. I've searched on google for linux conexant but everything I read seems to be for dial-up modems. I'll post back to say how I got on in case anyone else is interested. If I can get the modem working, I'll stick with it. Thanks again.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 12:29 PM   #7
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Well I downloaded and ran scanmodem under linux and the result was the same as under windows. It detects my analog dial-up modem but not the adsl modem. I guess that's it. Thanks anyway Soulful93 for helping.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 01:40 PM   #8
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Well I downloaded and ran scanmodem under linux and the result was the same as under windows. It detects my analog dial-up modem but not the adsl modem. I guess that's it. Thanks anyway Soulful93 for helping.
Did you not even read my reply? This DSL modem, are you connecting from it via USB or thru a NIC or is it an internal ADSL modem? You've really provided no useful information or even maybe trying to find a model number to work with using this modem, etc.

Regards..
 
Old 02-17-2004, 02:07 PM   #9
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@trickykid
Hello, yes I did read your reply. Did you read my second post?

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It's listed as a Zoom PCI ADSL WAN Adapter Looking at the driver details shows it is a conexant driver.
I've since found some documentation which says it's a Model 5506.

Thanks all.

Last edited by Baz; 02-17-2004 at 02:10 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 02:11 PM   #10
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Can I ask you something Baz?

After 18 posts on this board...why do you feel you have to let us know you're giving up and going back to windows? What POSSIBLE purpose does that serve? All it does is make you look like a big troll.

Ask a question and if I can help I'll do it, but that thread starter was pretty pointless don't you think?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 02:21 PM   #11
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Ask a question and if I can help I'll do it, but that thread starter was pretty pointless don't you think?
Well not really, it got responses that I didn't get on my other threads.

Still, I can see I've walked into the wrong place here, so I won't waste any more of your/my time. I wish you well.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 02:34 PM   #12
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well this is straight from you manufacturers site :
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Question
Will DSL work with a Macintosh computer?
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Yes. DSL works with Mac, Windows, Linux, or any platform that supports the TCP/IP protocol. Depending on the type of DSL modem you have, you may need to install an Ethernet card and DSL setup software.
so judging by that, it should work, so maybe you should email zoom's support and see if they can step you in the right direction ...
personally i would do as trickykid suggested and just go buy a new network adapter as they are verrry cheap, and you'll probably have bettter success with one such as a D-Link or 3com, etc....
i know you said you just bought one last year, but i also know around where i am from you can get one of these for like 20bucks ....
save a dollar a day and by the end of the month you will have a new NIC ;-)
 
Old 02-17-2004, 03:46 PM   #13
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furthermore, why would you continue on with a sketchy, not widely supported, proprietary piece of hardware anyway?

3Com 3c905x cards can be purchased on ebay for LESS THAN A DOLLAR.... paypal me two dollars and I'll send you one for free for christ sakes. they are quite possibly the most widely used piece of computer hardware on the planet, and GARANTEED will cause you zero problems in any operating system.

take 10 different people's advice up in here and move to a supported piece of hardware.... can you honestly say that a) you havnt had any windows/performance/compatibility problems with that modem OR B) that you dont have 2 dollars to fix your problem?

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Old 02-17-2004, 03:49 PM   #14
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ha ha ha....

hey everyone... google this:

zoom modem crap
 
  


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