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installing modem in linux

by viphilar / April 15, 2005 1:38 PM PDT

can anyone please tell me the method of installing a modem in linux?? I have an internal modem( conexant internal 56K data/fax/voice modem card from Dlink- DFM-560IS++) .The OS is Red Hat Linux 9. also plz tell me the exact driver that i have to download, if any...also plz give the URL......


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Try the Linux Forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2005 11:42 PM PDT

But I found the easy out was to obtain a serial-port connected modem. Not expensive and works every time.


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WinModems are 'dumb modems' are far as linux is concerned
by herrwitt / April 23, 2005 9:15 PM PDT

Hiya !
I , myself , have only sparse experience with the Linux OS , but I can tell you that Linux doesn't get along with Win-modems ... Most users use a plug-in modem card to use with Linux ... A device they can program , hence the 'dumb modem' monicker applied to Win-modems ... Who knows , whenever I eventually get connected (web-wize) I'll know more ...
In the meantime , check out for little snippets of advice thru their links ...

good luck ...

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