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Offline payman_taher

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Problem with WinModems
« on: November 09, 2003, 06:45:46 PM »
I have Red Hat distribution of Linux , ver. 9, and my modem is a Genius WinModem, how can I connect to internet through Linux with that kind of WinModem. thx.

Offline dalek

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Problem with WinModems
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2003, 09:25:26 PM »
Go to these links.  They should have the software and some info on how to set up these modems.

http://www.linmodems.org/
http://www.fatshady.co.uk/linux/modem.php

Not sure if the second one will help much.

Note, I would recommend that if you can, buy a external serial modem.  They are easier to set up and work very well with Linux.  If you have a laptop and can't then you are stuck with what you have.

When I say a external, that means serial not USB.  I have read where some USB modems are winmodems too.

Hope that will get you started in the right direction.

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Offline hypnotix2000

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well it seems to have worked on mine...
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2004, 03:19:41 AM »
I used the above pages and followed the instructions on how to set my Lucent LT modem up... despite the fact that my kernel version is 2.4.20-6 (RH9 early version) which doesn't have a winmodem driver for the i386 platform. I had to use the one for 2.4.20-9 (or *-8 too) and then linked /dev/modem to ttyLT0 and then configured kppp to query and use it... Seems to have worked .. or else I wouldn't be on the internet writing about it (how would I log on to the internet in the first place). Just for completion, I have RedHat 9 running on an IBM i1422 Thinkpad, and Suse 9.1 on a Toshiba laptop...

On a sidenote, in the early days of my linux experience (from the time of the ancient geeks - or not so ancient depending on how you look at it) the common theme was: "WinModems are NOT and WILL NEVER be supported" ... One wonders how times change :)