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Old 05-06-2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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How to install my modem?

hi guys, I want to know how to enable my SmartLink 56k Voice Modem in FC5.
I wanna use internet but when i setup KPPP, it cannot find my Modem. then i cannot dial-up.
i searched from Google, cannot find a good solution

hope someone can help.

thanks in Adv.
Old 05-06-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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I suspect that you have a winmodem as opposed to a hardware modem. It should say in the modem manual what type of modem you have. This is the first question that needs to be answered regarding your problem.
Old 05-07-2006, 12:36 AM   #3
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I just did the same thing last night in FC5 using a Sterling 56K PCI Fax Modem (a winmodem). As it turned out I was able to get a modem driver from linuxant as my modem was really a conexant modem rebranded. See for a starting point, they have tools (scanModem) there which can determine the chipset of your modem which is the key to it all.
Old 05-07-2006, 04:32 AM   #4
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thanks xode and donv2. and thanks for donv2's infomation.
i am trying to solve it..


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