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Old 01-22-2002, 08:50 PM   #1
stevep119
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NEWBIE Advice needed


Well the more I read the easy all of this becomes. I have an internal modem (Winmodem) i have found a linmodem driver for it but do not have a clue how to remotely install it.. I have tried pnpdump, ltinst but no joy..

I need some help on the command line to install the driver. The driver is currently stored on a Windows 2000 Server...

I dont know if the driver will work but its worth a try.. If not im going 2 buy and external modem..

Does any body no of a good budget external modem that will do the job ???

Ive only ever worked with internal modems, can you use RJ-45 cable from the network card straight to the external modem or do i have to buy expensive RJ-111 with a female end ???

If you can help thanks in advance

Cheers
 
Old 01-22-2002, 10:57 PM   #2
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ok first of all when you say modem I am thinking dialup

the kind of modem you want for linux is an external modem. It will connect to the com port. It is the serial port that has 9 pins. A standard modem cable will have a 9 pin connector on the computer end, and a 25 pin connector on the modem end.

you will install it by running modemtool
and select ttyS0 for com1 or ttyS1 for com2

modemtool will create a link called /dev/modem that links to /dev/ttyS0

the same thing would be to type this command

ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem



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Old 01-22-2002, 11:03 PM   #3
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for the linmodem you should find a README file in the tar file.

what did you download?
 
Old 01-22-2002, 11:28 PM   #4
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and if you are using a external modem that connects to a ethernet card, then your using a cable modem which would require no drivers for the modem.. but for the ethernet card..??

your confusing us here ! try to explain in more detail.. please.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 06:26 AM   #5
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Thanks guys

Well I am currently installing and configuring Smoothwall on an old machine.
My smoothwall has 1 Green NIC and 1 red NIC.

To start off I had 1 NIC in there and a Winmodem, after reading up I found that I needed a Linmodem driver ??

The thing I dont understand is that when I boot up my smoothwall with the winmodem in it, it says plug and play modem found..

Why does the OS find it but wont dial through it ????

How do I install a modem driver on smoothwall
 
Old 01-23-2002, 11:41 PM   #6
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probing will find the hardware.

it still will not work correctly without the right driver.

since we do not know what you have it's hard to say anything other than check the linmodem site and see if your specific hardware is supported. Then if it is there should be instructions to get it working.

If it's not supported then you will have to get a real modem.

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