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Old 06-14-2003, 08:34 PM   #1
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Will my Hayes V.92 voice fax modem work with RH9? If not, can someone refer a modem that I can buy off shelf that is 100% RH9 compatible? Thanx.
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It will work, but you'll have to learn how at Good luck.
Old 06-15-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Linmodem

I'm afraid configuring is alittle advanced for me now. Currently, I poke around in Linux- still learning shell prompt commands-, then I have to switch over to MS to get online to broaden info sources. It is cumbersome. Looking for PLUG N PLAY... Thanx for info. --bdw
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BDW, basically if you buy a PCI or USB modem, you are running the risk of it not working (or, working after a lot of hassle). If you buy an ISA modem, that risk is lower, and if you buy a modem that connects to the computer through the serial port, you are (almost) garaunteed to be surfin' in RH.

I would always, always, always advocate going with serial modems unless there is a really serious reason for using an internal modem (and personally don't consider cosmetics to be a real reason).
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An external serial modem (not USB) is usually the easiest to use with Linux. No driver is required. If you already have an internal modem you may only have one useable serial port available. The internal modem may be using resurces that make one of the two serial ports unuseable. But, at least one of your serial ports should be useable for attaching an external serial modem.

I do not know much about configuring winmodems and other types of internal modems. I am not sure how difficult or easy they are. I bought an external serial modem and did not even try to figure out how to use the internal PCI winmodem with Linux. All I can say for sure is that nearly all external serail modems (not USB) are very easy to use with LInux. You can let Windows continue using the old internal modem, or just toss it into the garbage and have Windows use the external serial modem too!


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