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Old 08-04-2001, 05:36 AM   #1
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What modem?

I am very new to Linux and would like to buy a true hardware ISA modem that will either need no configuration or very little. Can anyone advise? I am running RedHat 7.0 on a pentium III with 450MHz and 64MB RAM. It's currently dual booted with Win2000 so I would prefer if it worked with both OS's.

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Old 08-04-2001, 10:56 AM   #2
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I use a Best Data Modem. Even states it works with Linux on the box. Its a true hardware modem that works with both OS's.
Old 09-02-2001, 11:25 AM   #3
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at first!
what kind of modem do you currently running under windows.
if it is a winmodem, it will not work unless you download driver for it.

my suggestion is for you to buy a real modem such as, 3com USRobotics.
fisrt of all, you need to go to redhat website to see what modem they are supported.

I used to run redhat as well, and my modem was a 3com USRobotics 5610A

you can try this command on your xterminal

cat /proc/pci
look for the name of your modem; if you see it, it probably a real modem
the price for a real modem is around $79 to $ 100
if you have a real modem, you can email me back and I will tell you how to set it up
sincerely, clinton
Old 09-05-2001, 07:53 PM   #4
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If I were you i would just get a US Robotics external modem. I have a 56K and Windows and Linux seem to find it just fine on com2 and i have have many different flavors on this box.

Good Luck!!


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