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Old 04-04-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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Question 56K PCI faxmodem - model 1120l can't install


I've been trying to get on the Internet using a 56k pci faxmodem - model 1120L. It's FCC is: BDNUSA-33184-M5-E.

I'm looking some good docs and some good urls as to where and how I can actually install it. I'm an average user of BSD and Linux.

My distro of Linux is FC4 and my kernel revision is:
2.6.11-1.1369

Any help would be greatly appreciated since I'd like to surf soon on my FC4 distro so I can mess with it.

Any expert advices is wanted.

Laterz.

 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:30 PM   #2
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What brand? I'm assuming this is a winmodem, which may or may not work under linux. Have you searched linmodems.org?

If it's an option, you may just want to spend the $15 on an external (serial) hardware modem. They all work flawlessly in linux....
 
Old 04-04-2006, 06:44 PM   #3
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Good this is good to know. I had read already about external (serial) hardware modem but wasn't sure mine was or not.

For linmodems.org, I went on it but didn't look further, which is what I'll be doing now.

I'm gonna look into my old hardware if I still have that other modem of mine which is maybe an ex. hardware modem.

Thks the reply is appreciated as usual.

 
Old 04-04-2006, 07:08 PM   #4
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External modems will be plugged into the serial port on your case and will be a small box that sits on top of your comptuer.

Most winmodems plug into a PCI slot on your motherboad and the actual card is therefore "internal" to the computer case. There are some hardware modems that can be internal, but they are rare.

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Old 04-06-2006, 05:28 PM   #5
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bought a smart link

I've just bought a SmartLink 56k internal modem PCI. On the box it says it support Linux.

Now I've gotta make sure it's ok in Linux itself. Any docs as how to make sure it's identify by the kernel and how I can set it up?

What's the Lunix cookbook url? It's available at linmodem? Right?



 
Old 04-06-2006, 05:34 PM   #6
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Not sure that was a good choice (as I said, you wanted a hardware modem, most of which are external, and I'm not sure you got one). But I would try using scanModem which should be available from the linmodems.org website.

The problem with most PCI modems is that the actual intelligence uses your CPU processor, so they are really software modems. External modems all have an onboard chip to do the processing, so they just have standard serial calls and you don't need any processing software. Those standard calls have been around for ages and ages.
 
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Okay great, thks I've taken good take of taking note of this, rest assure. Well, anyhow, I've got a new winmodem which I had to buy anyways since mines where oldies.

I'll look foward to buy one this issssss sure. It cost me around 90$ boxes CAN for a serial ex hardware.

P.S.: That explanation of yours was of great help, now I understand. I look foward to ask you more questions if needed.

Thks again pal.

 
Old 04-06-2006, 06:37 PM   #8
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Look online. I think I got a Cendyne 56k external serial modem for around $18 US.
 
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I'll seek it out. Thks.

I've just happenned to found this about modems. I think I'll configure it the hard way. It's great doc ain't it?

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/Modem-HOWTO/

 
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Question Hard way fixing...

Here's all the informations I've gatheredabout my new smartlink modem.

From windows:

It's set on COM6.
IRQ is 19.
I/O is at 0xB800/0xB8FF

I not sure if it's useful but in BIOS my Serial Port Address is set at: 0x3F8. IRQ4.

And in Linux I've did this command to find out about my IRQs - [lspci -v] it showed me this info about my modem.

It's I/O port is at: 0xB800
The IRQ is at 3.

Does that mean that my IRQ in Linux is not correct since in windows it's shows the IRQ19?

Any expert advices welcome...

 
  


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