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Old 09-15-2003, 09:22 AM   #1
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Final Steps for Conexant HCF modem's driver installation and dialup configuretion

Conexant Chipset modem Drivers and Installation methord

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Conexant HSF Modem Drivers download link:

HSF Modem Installation help:

If your distribution/architecture is not listed you should try one of the generic packages with source

identify your modem chipset:To identify your modem chipset, you can try the Conexant List Modem Tool below, scanModem (a modem detection script by Marv Stodolsky) or Linux command-line utilities (such as "/sbin/lspci", "/sbin/lspci -nv", or "cat /proc/pci") to list the devices present on your system.
BEWARE: some PCI IDs, notably 127A:1025 and :2005 were used for both HCF and HSF modems, so you might have to try both drivers to find out which one works.

Here we will work on Conexant HCF Modem.

Download driver from this site:
Please choose only the package matching exactly your distribution and system's kernel version, this above is mine selection.
You can determine your kernel version with the following case-sensitive shell command:
uname –r

with Redhat-9 current version is thins 2.4.20-8

If your exact kernel version is not listed, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest available kernel for your distribution. If you are using a special enterprise/secure/SMP or custom (self-compiled) kernel, or the package does not work, you can try one of the generic

packages with source instead. This below site (

HCF driver installation
(Optional) Please see the README file for general information.

Remove any old HCF modem drivers, either manually or by running
For PCI HCF: rpm -e hcfpcimodem"
For USB: rpm -e hcfusbmodem
or "make uninstall" if using the RPM or tar versions of this package respectively.
note: if you had an older version of this package, it might have been installed under the previous "hcflinmodem" name. In that case, run "rpm -e hcflinmodem" (or "make uninstall" in the *old* package tree).
1-If you obtained the driver as a ".zip" file, extract it first with
type your download file name if deffirent,
fter unzip file will be in rpm format.
Or If you have obtained the driver package in RPM format:
install the rpm with "rpm -i hcfpcimodem-1.00lnxt03091200free_k2.4.20_8-1rh.i686.rpm"
("rpm -i hcfusbmodem-{version}.{arch}.rpm" for the USB version)

use this if u have Tar Pakage otherwise skip)
(If you have obtained the driver package in tar format:
1. extract the package with "tar -xzf hcfpcimodem-{version}.tar.gz" ("tar -xzf hcfusbmodem-{version}.tar.gz" for the USB version)
2. change to the package directory with "cd hcfpcimodem-{version}" ("cd hcfusbmodem-{version}" for the USB version)
3. run "make install" from the top of the package directory. 4. run "hcfpciconfig" ("hcfusbconfig" for the USB version) to complete the installation and configure your modem.
(Alternatively to this whole procedure you may generate RPMS from the tar package using rpmbuild -ta hcf{pci|usb}modem-{version}.tar.gz") )

If an error occurred during installation, please see the sections 'BUGS' and 'REPORTING PROBLEMS' below
Use this command for PCI: hcfpciconfig for help hcfpciconfig --help
Use this command for USB: hcfusbconfig for help hcfusbconfig --help

Will start configuration and show like this if modem find:
The /dev/modem alias to (Symlink ) points to /dev/ttySHCF0

Once the modem is installed and configured, you may access it as /dev/ttySHCF0 (or ttySHCFUSB0 for the USB version). Additionally, you can use it via the symbolic link /dev/modem (equivalent to ttySHCF0 / ttySHCFUSB0). If you have more than one HCF modem, the second will be available as /dev/ttySHCF1, the third as /dev/ttySHCF2 and so forth.
Please review the permissions on the device nodes with "ls -l" to ensure that they are adequate for your system.
Dialup Configuration
Dialer with : Kppp
Here Start……
This dialer Available under main program menu-->Internet -->More internet Application. If not find can be install from main program menu -->System Setting--> Add and Remove Application
Run Kppp --> in Account Tag add your ISP Dialup Account,-->In Device Tag -->modem device should be /dev/modem --> in Modem Tag click on query modem for checking that modem is recognized by dialer , if every thing Ok then save setting and exit. And rerun Kppp and click on connect witll dial ISP.

Alway try to help other !. i spend alot of time on this HCF modem and dialup configuration. thats why i creat these final step for other who are still want install thier Conexant HCF modem

Please alive this post if u get help, and once should slo creat thier final steps for every one in any sucsess, and if you have step by step guied for any other modem please post it here.

Thnaks and Regards
Old 09-16-2003, 02:45 AM   #2
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One thing more i want to add that above driver is a free version and only work on 14.4kbps

any one want to increase its speed will have to purchase full version.

if some know nay other source of full free version of driver for thsin and any other modem .

Old 09-19-2003, 09:32 AM   #3
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Having to pay $15 for a modem driver is absolutely insane.

There's nothing in the NDA that says you have to charge money.

It's just someone taking advantage of a situation.

You can buy a used external serial modem off ebay or somewhere's else for cheaper, they'll work out of the box with any *nix - no $15 driver required.
Old 10-17-2003, 07:05 PM   #4
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Does anyone know where I can find full HCF Conexant driver, for free of course?


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