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Old 03-10-2003, 09:44 PM   #1
dmc68
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Win modem problems


I have a 3com voice winmodem installed on my machine. In Linux it is seen as a US robotics modem. However linux sees it as an unknown device.

Is there any way at all for me to get it running so I can connect to the internet through redhat 8?

If not would mapping my NTFS drive be smart to get files from Linux over to redhat?

Thank you

Dave
 
Old 03-10-2003, 09:44 PM   #2
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PS it is an ISA modem
 
Old 03-10-2003, 11:24 PM   #3
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I just noticed something on this. I went into network configuration and under modem port, it said "Modem0". For Modem Initialization string it is blank.

could this be the problem?
 
Old 03-11-2003, 12:13 AM   #4
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Your problem is that winmodems don't natively work in Linux.... you need a driver that turns your winmodem into a Linmodem.

I don't know how much motivation you have to get your winmodem to work, but it takes lots! I just got my Lucent Winmodem working finally after about a week of researching it on the web.

A good place to start is linmodems.org

You're going to have to do a lot of command line stuff to figure out what chipset the modem has, what kernel you're running, etc. Then you basically hunt for a linmodem driver that works with the chipset in your modem.

It was a pain in the ass, but it works... and I've learned a lot about device management and linux in general.

Good luck!
 
Old 03-11-2003, 01:06 AM   #5
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I do not mind doing the command line stuff at all. I just need to have it pretty clear cut until I get more understanding of command line and the options available.

I have been to linmodems but I will go back again.

And yes, I am very determined to get this working. thank you for your reply.

Dave
 
  


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