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LinuxNewbie.org: Configuring your ISA / External or PCI modem NHF

Jul 27, 2001, 18:53 (1 Talkback[s])

LinuxNewbie's latest Newbieized Help File covers some of the broad strokes of making a modem (a non-winmodem specifically) work with Linux. Decent general configuration tips covering more than a single distribution:

"This NHF will not discuss winmodems. Winmodems use software which emulate hardware routines that hardware based modems perform in order to keep costs down. If you have one, you may want to go to http://www.linmodems.org to see if your particular modem is supported.

If you're modem is an ISA or an external (connected to com port) chances are it is already configured. The way to tell is to issue the following command: setserial -bg /dev/ttyS* (may need to be root) The following should appear: (in the case of ISA / external)

/dev/ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
/dev/ttyS1 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
For PCI modems, you may need to do a little work."

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