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Old 02-20-2005, 11:24 AM   #1
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External U.S robotics Modem under Suse problem


Hey.
I am a new linux user, and I wanted to get a modem that would work with linux. I learned that all external serial modems workd, and so I had my mind on buying one. I bought a U.S robotics 5668b modem. It is an external serial modem , with certain message holding capabilities, and acts as an answering machine when the pc is not on . I have been trying to get it to work for a day now, and it still stubbornly refuses to > the U.S Robotics staff also won't support it , but I asked them before I bought it , and they said they wouldn't . So I figure forewarned is forearmed .... I have a couple of questions, if anyone would be so kind as to answer me , and I have been reading the modem howto , but there are certain things which I don't seem to figure out...

1.will this work at all under linux ? I mean it's an external serial modem alright , but will it work , or should I just go swap it for a much cheaper one thay is just a plain modem , say the Diamond Maxsupra , which costs only 25 $ ? is there hope ? or is it totally incompatible ?

2.I deleted the /dev/ttyS0 , I hard-linked it against /dev/modem , and then deleted /dev/modem ...is there a way to get it back ?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 12:12 AM   #2
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run yast2 got to the hardware section or the network and look for modem click the icon and it should set it all up for you........(with minimal questions)
 
Old 02-21-2005, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thnaks for the tip , but i'm sorry to say that it hangs whenever I do that , so that path is out , buty I'll try it again , it won't hurt .

thanks again.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:15 PM   #4
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mmm , it is ok now, we're half-way there ...the modem works , but all connections to the ISP fail with a "no carrier" message , well....
 
Old 02-21-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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But at lewast it works under windows , lucky me !
 
Old 02-21-2005, 11:08 PM   #6
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maybe check out this link it will give some more info...... http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Set_up_modem
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:25 AM   #7
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Thanks again for the tip , Im reading that now , but it doesn't seem as if it's got an answer , the problem seems to be with authentication , I called my ISP's support , only to be gawked at through the phone , but the man told me he got some erroneous password entry attempts , so I figure pppd is'nt authenticating correctly , but then I don't know how windows is authenticating , or how to change the authentication method , even if I knew ...
but I'm working on it , I'm full of hope and think it will work out eventually ...

wish me good luck and thanks for the tips!
 
Old 02-23-2005, 12:59 PM   #8
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Um...I tried with windows , and I seem to have learned that the protocol used to connect to the internet is CHAP , not PAP or anything else , all I have to do now is apply that information ...
 
Old 02-24-2005, 06:50 PM   #9
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AHA!
Found someone on this forum whg had the exact same problem , and the solution was posted here as well , I just wasn't searching for the right terms ...
 
Old 09-11-2006, 05:45 PM   #10
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Who? Where? I have a similar problem with my Robotics external modem and I was hoping to get an answer. Can you please tell me how can I get the answer that you found?
 
Old 09-12-2006, 07:43 PM   #11
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well ...

Well, I am sorry to be the carrier of bad news (bad news infects the teller!), but I still haven't found a way to get it to work under anything other than Suse's kinterent.

It works if detected with yast, and used with kinternet, but otherwise it won't. I've tried many programs under many distros, and nothing worked with it. It is always the same problem of dialling but not connecting.

Anyway, I hope I can get ADSL soon, and then I will smash this modem to pieces with a giant hammer.

Sincerely.
Ahmed.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 03:47 PM   #12
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Thank you very much Ahmed. I am sorry to hear that. Let me tell you that my Robotics did performed well under Ubuntu distro. But my Epson LX-300+ printer did not. That is why I changed to Fedora. I don't have Suse.

But I will keep trying. If my modem works under Ubuntu it must work under Fedora o Suse, I guess. I am to new to know but old enough to hope.

Best regards to you.

Raśl
 
Old 11-06-2006, 03:50 PM   #13
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Hi.

I'm curious to know if it's possibile to make my pc (suse10) an answering machine.
The hardware profile of my pc is: P4 1.5G, 256mem and I have an internal PCI modem (Rockwell International HCF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp (w/Handset) Modem (rev 01)) and an external one as well (USRobotics, Sportster Vi, 14.4 Faxmodem ).
BUT, I'm connected to the internet with LAN cable (eth0) through a HAG with an ADSL connection. The HAG has 3 LAN outpouts and 2 for phone.
The question is: do I need to have a dial-up connection to transform the pc into an answering machine/fax? Or is it enough that the phone cable from the HAG is connected to the modem (and modem to pc)?

I will appreciate any help-tips.
 
  


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