LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-12-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
globeTrotter
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Townsville, Queensland, Oz
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 107

Rep: Reputation: 15
external modem prob


Hi guys

i'm thinking of junking the winmodem and getting an external modem. it seems to be the way forward. unfortunately due to the area i'm living in (outback Oz) there's not much choice around. theres 2 companies on the shelves up here, and none of the computer shops know anything about linux apart from the fact that it's useless ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

so inspired with their confidence and knowledge on the subject i simply wrote down the make and model numbers, so here goes.

Netcomm
AM5685
AM5060 - usb
CD1800
AM5698 - usb

Swann
turbo 56k external
Swannsmart - usb

i did a bit of googling and found not much for the swann products. i did however come accross this snippet at the Netcomm FAQ site.
>>
NetComm does not explicitly provide support for products under Linux but here is
some helpful information.
Serial Modems

Linux does not require drivers for serial modems to operate. In many instances
Linux communications programs come with an initialisation string that will work
with NetComm modems. If you are required to enter an initialisation string for
your modem use
AT&FE1V1Q0
>>

i'm thinking of buying the AM5685 serial modem. does anyone know if this will work out of the box???? i'm running RH9 kernel 2.4.20-6, and FC2 kernel 2.6.5, about to upgrade to 2.6.7. might also upgrade the kernel on RH9. an externeal modem will save me alot of messing around searching for and reinstalling modules for the winmodem. any help is greatly appreciated. by the way is there an HCL anywhere for FC2?

regards
GT
 
Old 08-13-2004, 11:25 AM   #2
jailbait
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Mineral, Virginia
Distribution: Debian 11
Posts: 7,908

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
"i'm thinking of buying the AM5685 serial modem. does anyone know if this will work out of the box????"

I have never heard of an external serial modem that did not work work on Linux out of the box.


------------------------
Steve Stites
 
Old 08-13-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
globeTrotter
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Townsville, Queensland, Oz
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 107

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Cheers Steve

i'll give it a go.

thanks
GT
 
Old 08-20-2004, 05:27 AM   #4
psdan
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Redhat 8.0
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
GT
I'm running Redhat 8.0, I have a Netcomm AM5685 external modem and Linux does not detect it. I currently have a Conexant PCI modem installed and working but would prefer to use the Netcomm.
If you have tried the Netcomm did it work???

Cheers
psdan
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
freecom classic 250 GB external usb hard drive prob slzckboy Linux - Hardware 2 11-10-2005 02:01 PM
External Floppy Mount Prob... Occulum Linux - Hardware 3 08-09-2005 05:16 PM
Modem Driver External HDD Prob! deylon Linux - Newbie 1 10-27-2004 09:04 AM
modem driver for RS232 external modem? nnaemekadavid Linux - Hardware 5 05-03-2004 12:58 PM
Modem Prob hey_joe Linux - Newbie 3 10-27-2003 12:28 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration