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Old 09-17-2003, 10:22 AM   #1
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Can't find Modem


I just installed Linux and was trying to connect to the internet but couldn't because my modem wasn't find does this mean that my modem isn't Linux compatible or is there another way to do this. Help is needed.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 10:36 AM   #2
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You might just need to download special drivers.

Exactly what model of what modem brand are you trying to use?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 10:59 AM   #3
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www.linmodems.org will will help you with softmodems. If your modem is a hardware modem, you probably won't need special drivers.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 10:19 AM   #4
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How would I go about finding out what kind of modem i have and how would i download the driver without being able to get on the internet?
 
Old 09-18-2003, 10:53 AM   #5
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Read the Modem-HOWTO at www.tldp.org. You can use tools such as kppp or minicom to see if your modem is a hardware one (if it is, it will be very easy to use, especially with kppp).
Find out which serial port your modem is on from windows (com1=/dev/ttys0, com2=/dev/ttys1...) and test that port using one of the aforementioned tools. If a test results in "Modem is Busy", it's probably a softmodem. Download the Scanmodem tool from www.linmodems.org to find out if it's supported
 
Old 09-18-2003, 10:56 AM   #6
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Download the drivers/scanmodem tool on a win computer to a floppy, then copy it to Linux (I don't know about the drivers, but Scanmodem is microscopic [<30kb]).
 
  


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