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Old 07-03-2004, 11:02 PM   #1
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Dial-up modems for Linux


Where can I find a list of Linux-compatible dial-up modems, preferrably internal modem (meaning they have bundled Linux drivers)? Definitely not a winmodem.
And can also work in Mandrake (9+, 10) or Fedora (2off).

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Old 07-04-2004, 01:23 AM   #2
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Almost any hardware modem should work., internal or external. One site that use to have one is www.computergeeks.com They had a cheap external for like $20 or so. Try pricewatch or something.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 02:54 AM   #3
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If it is a serial modem, it will work. One key thing to look for is DOS support. If it will work in DOS, it should work with Linux. External serial is a 99.9% gaurantee it will work.

I paid $40.00 for mine at techdepot.com . It is a actiontech external serial. Oh, those will work with windoze if you dual boot.

Hope that helps. I can get you a link if you need it.

 
Old 07-04-2004, 06:51 AM   #4
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A good site to check out Linmodems/Winmodems is right here:
http://www.linmodems.org/

As mentioned in the previous posts, most serial (external) modems will work on Linux and Windows. I personally use a Hayes Zoom external modem. Hayes do support both Linux and Windows, but it does work better under Linux (no surprise there, really!).

However, internal modems need more research as it depends on the chipset. Which chipsets work under Linux is explained on the Linmodems website.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 07:10 AM   #5
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Winmodems are out of my list. How about USB external modems? I prefer USB than serial. My notebook has no serial port. Can they still be detected using the Modems detection tool in Mandrake Computer Config?

How about a D-link usb modem? I need some assurance. =)
I just found this right from linuxquestions.org
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php?cat=121

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Old 07-04-2004, 09:04 AM   #6
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USB support for Linux is still not as advanced as you'd probably like it to be - see http://www.linux-usb.org/

As far as internal modems are concerned, Lucent is the most likely to work due to its architecture.

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