Help with linux modem!

Posted by: r@yn0 newbie

Help with linux modem! - 10/09/03 04:28 PM

I just got a red hat linux 8.0 and when i installed the thing i tried to connect to the net. but every time i go under device driver's and try to add my modem it doesn;t recognize it. HELP PLEASE!!
Posted by: pergesu

Re: Help with linux modem! - 10/09/03 04:53 PM

Well make sure you have a real modem. By that I mean not a WinModem, which is a modem that's really stripped down, and the software does most of the work. You need a full hardware modem, which I doubt you have, since WinModems are cheaper and come preinstalled in most machines.

LinModems is a project that allows you to use a WinModem on linux. You need to find out the chipset, and they have a tool that figures that out for you. So visit the site, follow their instructions, and hopefully your chipset is supported.
Posted by: pergesu

Re: Help with linux modem! - 10/09/03 04:53 PM

One last thing, moved to Linux