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Old 09-05-2003, 06:33 PM   #1
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Good Linux Compatible Modems.

What are the top choices for Linux Compatible modems ? Links to sites about them would be appreciated. Thanks.

Old 09-05-2003, 07:58 PM   #2
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The best way to get a Linux compatible dial up modem is to buy an external modem. They always work.

With internal modems the manufacturer often creates substandard hardware and compensates by writing a more elaborate Windows driver. Maybe some Linux developer writes a corresponding Linux driver for the substandard modem and maybe they don't.

So if you buy an internal modem it may be up to external modem standards and just work. Or it may be a winmodem and happen to have a working Linux driver. Or it may be a winmodem that has no Linux support.

I have never got a winmodem to work on Linux, either my own or by walking a newbie through the process (a case of the blind leading the blind).

I recommend that you just pay the higher price for an external modem and skip the aggrivation of trying to find a driver for a winmodem and getting it to work.
Old 09-07-2003, 02:13 AM   #3
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U.S. Robotics Performance Pro Modem (3CP5610A)
This internal modem works out-of-the-box (no drivers required, but needs kernel 2.4).

The HAM, Ambient or Intel modems have linux drivers, and some conexant based modem are supported by
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Exclamation My two cents

External serial has advantages. One being, reset without turning off your puter. Try that with a internal.

External serial is the easiest way to go for Linux, and it works with windoze.



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