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Old 09-16-2005, 01:36 PM   #1
Smokeyone
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modems


Hello

I have been playing around with linux with a little success but no luck with internet dial up connections. My modem is a conexant 56k ac link. Do i assume the easy way out is to buy an external modem or does someone know of a linux distrib that works already with modem dial ups.
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:36 PM   #2
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What kind of system is this and which distro are you using? From what you've said it sound like a Winmodem. My laptop uses a Conexant 56K AC-link modem. The only way to get it to work would be with the Linuxant driver. The free version will allow you to connect up to 14.4Kbps, but it costs $ to get the full 56K version. Instead I got a USB modem that comes with linux drivers.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 03:16 PM   #3
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Originally posted by dracolich
The only way to get it to work would be with the Linuxant driver. The free version will allow you to connect up to 14.4Kbps, but it costs $ to get the full 56K version. Instead I got a USB modem that comes with linux drivers.
Here's how to get 56kbps connectivity for free:

To hack the Linuxant driver just use hexedit to replace the 74 number to 75 at offset 0x2659D of hsfmodem-hsfmodem-7.18.00.02full/modules/imported/hsfengine-i386.O or /usr/lib/hsfmodem/modules/imported/hsfengine-i386.O (if the driver is already installed):



$hexedit hsfmodem-hsfmodem-7.18.00.02full/modules/imported/hsfengine-i386.O

Press ENTER, type 2659D, press ENTER, type 75, press ENTER, press Ctrl+X,
type Y, press ENTER.

Things may look slightly different depending on the version of the driver. however, this will not give you fax functionality

happy linuxing.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 03:48 PM   #4
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Palka, I'll just say, I did try that and it didn't work for me. By posting that information you might be pushing the limits of what LQ allows. Don't be surprised if a moderator pulls your post or even closes this thread.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 04:05 PM   #5
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It failed for me initially. I would suggest that you do the editing at source, and then compile. that seems the best option.

i understand that this solution is not the most desirable one but $15 is 10% of the monthly stipend that I live on.

Last edited by palka; 09-27-2005 at 05:02 PM.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 06:54 PM   #6
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Why don't you just rob someone then? Er, I mean someone else besides Marc Boucher.

If you have a computer and internet access, you're not that poor.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 09:25 PM   #7
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HSF Modem on Debian

The 56K hexedit has worked for me on Debian/HSF connexant using the .deb. But also it initially failed and has to be edited before installation, not after.

After running dpkg -i hsfmodem-7.18.00.06.deb I did the edit after it had unpacked into /usr/lib but before it compiled (from another SSH session while it was waiting for me to confirm the kernal source location).

hsfconfig --info
still said it was running as Free/14K4, but I could tell from the prolonged modem sounds that it was negotiating a 56K connection properly after the hack was done.

Last edited by punk.li; 09-28-2005 at 09:32 PM.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 02:05 AM   #8
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[B]Why don't you just rob someone then? Er, I mean someone else besides Marc Boucher.
Is this kind of hacking stealing? Thieves work for these companies with their meanful ways to steal every $ from you.
 
  


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