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Old 05-19-2002, 10:42 AM   #1
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Laptop Modem died.. now what?

I have a stupid WIN modem that i FINNALY got to work in my laptop with Mandrake Linux. It was a Conexant ACLink data/voice/fax modem. (damn i hate dial up) But now its dead, doesnt even work in windows... i tried re installing drivers and such, and now Conexant doesnt even handle Linux support. Is there any way to get a linux modem for a laptop ?
sometimes, i wonder if im the only one with no idea what im doing....
Old 05-19-2002, 07:56 PM   #2
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Your best bet is EBay or Yahoo! Auctions. I got a used 10Mbit PCMCIA network card there for 20 bucks (including shipping)! I'm sure they have plenty of modems too. As long as it's not a WINmodem, Linux hould have no trouble with it.
Old 05-19-2002, 08:19 PM   #3
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If you want to make sure it's compatible, you can get the hardware compatibility list from your distros site and pick one OR spend the dough to get a 3com. =)
Old 05-20-2002, 03:58 PM   #4
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Arrow yeah.... but

ok.. i know where to get linmodems ... BUT... what about the laptop part? is that impossible to change? i have this umh.. uh... yeah... Gateway 1400se... yeah... *blushes with embarassment*



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