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Old 11-16-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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How to identify a winmodem

well I have winmodem and I want 2 change it 2 a real modem ,... but how can I know if this is a winmodem or not?
ohh yes... there is any-way 2 make Linux (I use R Linux onXP) being unreadable from windows

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Old 11-16-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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Winmodems are modems that require drivers to operate correctly. You try to see if has anything that may help you.

If it doesn't have jumper settings for changing com ports then its usually driver based.
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hardware modem: note big black box of telephony
software modem:
Old 11-16-2004, 11:13 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, virtually all modem sold these days are
WinModems. I just recently helped one guy install his
WinModem. He went back to Fry's (bay area) to
exchange his WinModem for a Modem, but Fry's only
had WinModem. You might want to look at the list
(I don't know where) of WinModem driver your linux
distribution has, and stick with those WinModems.

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There are a still few real modems out there.


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