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Old 05-31-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
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Compatible Modem Buy!

Well i finally decided to give up on my HSF connexant winmodem and buy a new one that is compatible with linux.
The problem is not many internal modems in the market are compatible. Everywhere i look i get the same answer: "Winmodems or external USB modems available only"
I live in Europe (Cyprus) so i can't order a modem from the US.

The only modems i found available are:
1) CREATIVE Modem Blaster V.92 - SERIAL - EXTERNAL

Can someone tell me if these are compatible with linux (i tried google but i seem to get a lot of irrelevant hits).

Any other suggestion about a modem buy would be greatly appreciated!!!

I don't know if external usb modem (it seems that they are replacing external serial modems) are compatible with linux. If anyone has a model that was tested compatible or knows where to get an up to date list of compatible modems with linux plz tell me!

Thanks in advance for any answer you give me!
Old 05-31-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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"1) CREATIVE Modem Blaster V.92 - SERIAL - EXTERNAL"

Any serial external V.92 modem will work.

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Old 05-31-2005, 08:44 PM   #3
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if those are the only choices go with the creative,they've always worked for me.
Old 06-01-2005, 12:07 AM   #4
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1. Make sure your ISP plays nice w/linux.......some don' them
2. DSL thru LAN is best (usually no drivers)
3. If not....previous advice is correct...go dialup with external serial (not USB) hardware modem. (most of these are hdwr modems) ...!!!!no drivers!!! and they can be had used for less than $5 at most thrift stores.
4. If you insist on internal PCI modem....things are getting way better but it's still a pain. Expect the possibility of finding one with linux drivers either immediately or it could take weeks. Also plan on the possibility of messing around with various initialization strings which can take some time.

Google for the AMIGO AMI IA56 with Intel 536ep chipset. ( about $15) The modem comes with linux drivers on CD for 2.4.x kernel only. If you are running 2.6.x you will find them at the Intel website. Both sets come with install instructions. $2 external serial modem connects SOLIDLY at about 44000bps whereas the int PCI modem connects inconsistently at about 28800bps. The serial modem is way less hassle.

good luck
Old 06-01-2005, 09:02 AM   #5
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I use the Innocom MI220 (purchased for $9.59 from Newegg) with the Intel 537EP chipset. It works pretty well, but when anything goes wrong (bad init string, unexpected connection loss) the module (and sometimes the kernel itself) goes bad.
Old 06-01-2005, 03:20 PM   #6
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Φίλε Κύπριε, απο όσο ξέρω τα εξωτερικά σειριακά modems δουλεύουν μια χαρά. Καλού κακού όμως κάνε μια βόλτα απο το για να βεβαιωθείς για το μοντέλο που θέλεις να αγοράσεις.

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