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Old 09-03-2004, 06:30 AM   #1
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Winmodem not recognised


Hi,

I am running fedora core 2 on a Dell Latitude D600 laptop which has a "software" winmodem. When I run Internet configuration wizard I'm told that no modem is found on the computer (the modem itself works fine when in XP pro so it's not faulty!). I have heard that there's a problem with winmodems and linux in that they are not true hardware devices and are written specifically for ms windows.

Does anyone know if ia driver or some other such fix is available so that I can dial up from my laptop when working at home?

Thanks
 
Old 09-03-2004, 06:33 AM   #2
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stobart, you can find the required leads at www.linmodems.org.

I am not sure whether your laptop has a Conexant/Linuxant modem. If you have a conexant modem, the drivers are available from linuxant.com at a cost of $15. Alternatively you should hunt / google for the beta drivers. search for hsflinmodem.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 06:35 AM   #3
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hi

u need to go to linmodems.org and get the scanmodem utility and see what moem u have
u can get more drivers for ur modem from the same site


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Old 09-03-2004, 07:57 AM   #4
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Hi,
I ran the scanmodem utility but can't say the output made a lot of sense to me.

However, the modem is a connexant D480 MDC V.9x according to the hardware tool in win xp.

Can I just find an install a driver for this or is the info from scanModem critical?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 10:46 AM   #5
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as suggested in my earlier post, you can either pay $15 and get the drivers from linuxant.com
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hunt for hsflinmodem-beta, compile it and use it.

If you google for conexant modem and DELL, there is a wonderful HOWTO ... that takes you through the steps .... let me see if I can locate it for you.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:41 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help. I tried linuxant and, in combination with the info I got from scanModem ie that it is a HSF type 8086:24C6, found that their generic HSF driver is compatible. Installed that and hey presto the modem works.....just ned to pay them some money now so that it works above 14.4Kbps!

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