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Old 10-08-2002, 10:59 AM   #1
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Question installing an external modem

I'm very new to Linux, and I've found out my winmodem doesn't work. I have an external US Robotics modem that connects through the parallel port, but Linux will not automatically detect it when I boot the system. Does anyone have any suggestions?
By the way, I'm running Red Hat 8.0 and my modem is a US Robotics Sportster v.90 005686-03.

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Old 10-08-2002, 01:11 PM   #2
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I would suggest hooking it up to a serial port.
What distro are you running?
What dialer? You can setup wvdial and it detects your modem for you.
Look on your cd's for the app. Not on your cd? Here's a link

Read all the readme's onsite and helpfiles. It's fairly easy to use.

Last edited by kendo; 10-08-2002 at 01:15 PM.


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