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Old 08-07-2003, 12:03 AM   #1
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I'll give it a shot... USR/3Com Winmodem

After much searching the net and coming up with nothing useful, I'd decided that it may indeed be possible that there is absolutely no Linux support for my Winmodem.

I have a USR/3Com Winmodem. The result of scanModem is below. If anyone knows how to get this thing working, or if it is definitely not supported, please let me know in this thread.

-------------scanModem output----------------
-------------- System information ------------------------
redhat Red Hat Linux release 8.0 (Psyche)
on system: Linux discoesque 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux"
UPDATE=2003 August 5

An AC'97 modem codec was not detected

Path to lspci is: /sbin/lspci
--------- lspci scan ----------------
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0d.0 Multimedia controller: C-Cube Microsystems Cinemaster C 3.0 DVD Decoder (rev 01)
00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 2 (rev fe)
00:0f.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 02)
00:0f.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 02)
00:10.0 Communication controller: US Robotics/3Com WinModem
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX [Boomerang]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5 [Riva TnT2] (rev 11)
Reading more detail for the Device at:
PCI bus
00:10.0 Class 0780: 12b9:1006
Subsystem 12b9:005d
00:10.0 Communication controller: US Robotics/3Com WinModem
Subsystem: US Robotics/3Com: Unknown device 005d
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9
Memory at d025a000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64]
Memory at d0240000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
Memory at d0250000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=32K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

12b9:1006 PCI_ID of the PCI bus with vendor: 12b9
12b9:005d PCI_ID of Subsystem with vendor: 12b9
are key Sought Descriptions of your modem firmware.
Have them ready when visiting URLs with service software!!

=== Checking 12b9 through chipset providers and modem assemblers ====

10b7 is 3COM
:1006 0038TA <- AC101 - TF Mini-PCI 56K V.90
:1007 3C556 V.90 Mini-PCI
12b9 is US Robotics. acquired by 3COM
:0062 erk41926a-0.6 usr 56k internal modem
;1006 3cp803598 Voice WinModem no Linux support
:1007 ERL3263A-0 DF GWPCI PC99 WinModem no Linux support
:1008 3cp803598 is Supported by the standard: serial.o
Though the following carry USR labels, they may be supported by Conexant drivers:
14f1:2F12 (3COM/USR model 3094-3095)
14f1:2F13 (USR OEM)
14f1:2f14 3COM/USR

====== PCI_ID scanning for Vendors and SubVendors completed ======

Old 08-07-2003, 05:16 AM   #2
Ross Clement
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Location: UK
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Re: Winmodem

Hi. The only useful thing I can say is, that with lots of people (in the UK at least) moving to broadband, ebay (in my case seems to be overflowing with modems. I bought a U.S. Robotics/3Com 56K modem for a little over half what the same modem would have cost me in a second hand computer bits store (Computer Exchange).




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