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Old 07-18-2003, 01:54 AM   #1
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Simple Questions On modem.

Hi ive got a couple questions that are confusing me.

If a modem has a built in "DSP" does that make it a hardware modem?

If i buy a hardware modem (PCI) will it still require special drivers to run on linux? Or does it require just configuring?

And last question, with V92 modems (hardware based, Mars 3 chipset i believe), do the drivers allow for detection of incomming calls as they do with windows?

Thanks in Advance

Old 07-18-2003, 02:47 AM   #2
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Your best bet here is to actually post the brand and model of modem you're looking at. (Pardon my dangling preposition.)

Also, if you are looking for a modem to buy, many suggest an external modem, such as the ZOOM 3049, which I have.

I have not read that the DSP (digital signal processor??) makes the modem a 'hardware' modem, but I could be wrong about that.
Here's another thread about modems that mentions DSP.

Don't V.92 features have to be supported by you ISP? Sorry, I'm not yet familiar with V.92 support in Linux, although my modem is a V.92 modem.

good luck...
Old 07-18-2003, 02:58 AM   #3
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Thanks For Your Help.

The actual modem is

About V92. Yes the isp does have to support it but it can still detect incomming calls (with or without support from ISP). So i can just DC from the net,

Thanks for that link i'll have a read.


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