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Old 08-11-2003, 08:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy dial up modems


Hello i was wondering waht modems are compatible with linux (red hat9 or mandrake 9.1) before i go out and spend money on a dial up modem also should i get a software modem or a hardware modem (if i can find a hardware modem these days) what kind of modem do you use + are the drivers built in? sorry lots of questions well my brain is fried thanks for reading this post
P.S. unfortunatly dsl or cable modems are out of the question for now?
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:40 PM   #2
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Get an external one like a US Robodics. They are the easiest to setup and use. I have one and ithas worked great.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:40 PM   #3
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Sorry, the drivers are built into the modules.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:51 PM   #4
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whats a dialup modem?? are those like Black and White TVs?
 
Old 08-11-2003, 09:00 PM   #5
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its for my parents computer ive got a cable modem but some guy said linux dosent support software modems. on pci cards
 
Old 08-11-2003, 09:31 PM   #6
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You can get an externel cable modem/router like one from Linksys. It can be configured though your web browser. A guy I use to work with has one. I went over to help him set up his network and played around with it a little.

There is no need to rub it in Cafrow (hahaha).
 
Old 08-12-2003, 07:00 AM   #7
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get an external modem. I think almost all external modems work with linux.

These modems have something to do with the AT commandset. And almost all external modems support it. And Linux supports them too. So you will be better off buying an external modem.

Once you hook up your modem into a serial port you can use kppp and set it up.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 07:50 AM   #8
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External modems as a rule plug into a serial port. Then they (at least U.S. Robotics but afaik all the rest too) have the standard AT (attention) command set, which is sending just strings at the modem's serial port beginning with AT. That's technology so old, even Linux has it .

 
Old 08-12-2003, 11:57 PM   #9
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Moving to the Linux - Hardware section

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