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Old 12-19-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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USB dialup modme

I would like to hear from anyone successfully using a USB-connected
dialup modem using the callerid function and running with ANY 2.6.xx
distro. What you did to get it working.

I am considering the purchase of a ZOOM V92 model 3095F.


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Old 12-19-2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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You might want to check out LQ's hardware compatibility list. Just click on the HCL link at the top of the page.
Old 12-21-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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I'd check the HCL first, as the previous poster suggested.

I can say from my own experience that the USB modems can cause problems because some of them require drivers that are written only for Windows. Unless something has changed, you'll need either an internal hardware type modem, or an external serial port modem in Linux. Those always work.

If you've got a desktop system, you may want to consider a USR Internal board, model 5610c. It's a real hardware modem that shows up as another serial port (/dev/ttyS2 in my case) and Linux supports it just fine.

Hope this helps.
Old 12-21-2007, 01:16 PM   #4
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yeah im running interenet through a USB modem howvever in my case its my setup u have to:



ot ttyS0


Dial Command = ATDT


FlowControl= Hardware (CRTSCTS)

[Dialer xyz]

Username= <ur no>

Password= <ur no>

Phone=<no. to dial>

Stupid Mode= 1

Inherits = Modem0

paste the above in


replace <ur no > with yur no.

n save it,,

n thn cum on the terminal , n type

wvdial xyz

u must be connecting to internet

if this doesnot happen
on the second line , try /dev/ttyACM1

or ACM2 ot ttyS1 or S2 .... for the usb ports . ,, all u hav to do , just to identify the port ur cell is connected to ,try changing that. keep that terminal open in which u hav run wvdial ,,,

it will work ..

best of luck
Old 12-22-2007, 02:36 PM   #5
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Today is Saturday Dec 22...

Thanks guys for the info/help

I have a Toshiba Satelite 215 laptop that has a 64 bit mobo.... it is the sorriest piece of
hardware I ever has all software adapters for which there apparently is no support
ANYWHERE except Toshiba/BloatSoft Damned thing won't boot a USB stick.... and worse yet WINDOWS VISTA PREMIUM... The internal modem works with Hyperlink but nothing Linux-based kppp,
slmodemd, minicom etc.

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Old 12-23-2007, 01:36 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by GaTk View Post
The internal modem works with Hyperlink but nothing Linux-based kppp, slmodemd, minicom etc.
I imagine that would be a driver issue rather than the apps (minicom, etc) themselves. You probably have a "software modem" which is a hit and miss proposition in Linux. If you want to see if you can get it working you could head over to .

If you can't find a USB modem that works with Linux, something that might work (I haven't tried it; let the buyer beware) is to use a USB -> RS232 (serial) adapter and then plug in an RS232 serial modem into that.


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