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Old 09-23-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
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Question Modem Problems

Hi, I have Mandrake 10 and i went to add a new connection and it said "see" So i looked at it but i dont know what to do and why it wouldnt let me install the hardware. Can anyone help?

Heres info about my modem:
Chip Number: MD5628D-L-A
Chip Description: intel V.92 HaM Modem

I also have other problems with mandrake but ill tell you them later!

Old 09-23-2004, 10:21 AM   #2
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You have what's commonly known as a 'winmodem'. These aren't supported by Linux out of the box.
You should search for a driver for your modem, and it helps that you know the chipset - this should make your search a lot easier.

If you can lay your hands on a serial modem, your problems will be greatly reduced. Also, if you've got an ADSL connection you shouldn't have too much trouble there either.
Old 09-23-2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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try an external modem. they not all that much, maybe $30 (US). Or get highspeed. I recently made the jump and is well worth it.


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