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patslap
Hi all

Just installed Redhat 8.0 today. All went well until tried to set up dial-up network. My modem is a Conexant RH56D/SP-PCI modem (R6795-11). Redhat won't recognize it.

I've tried echo "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" > /dev/ttyS1 (modem is in COM2 - but I've tried other ttys0, ttyS2 etc also)

I've d/l'd a driver from Linux Drivers for Conexant Chips website and tried to RPM that. All that happened was that the package installed, but I couldn't work out what to do next other than try and reconfigure network settings again.

Help - I really want to ditch Windoze, but can't until I've got web access thru Linux.

patslap
Zaphrod
QUOTE (patslap @ Mar 27 2003, 08:42 PM)
Hi all

Just installed Redhat 8.0 today. All went well until tried to set up dial-up network. My modem is a Conexant RH56D/SP-PCI modem (R6795-11). Redhat won't recognize it.

I've tried echo "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" > /dev/ttyS1 (modem is in COM2 - but I've tried other ttys0, ttyS2 etc also)

I've d/l'd a driver from Linux Drivers for Conexant Chips website and tried to RPM that. All that happened was that the package installed, but I couldn't work out what to do next other than try and reconfigure network settings again.

Help - I really want to ditch Windoze, but can't until I've got web access thru Linux.

patslap

Linux Drivers for controllerless "WIN" modems are hard to find, there are apparently some out there but these modems in general were designed for windows and only when some Linux guru decides to tackle creating a driver for these Modems can you get them to work. I would not consider this a Fault with linux or a reason not to use it. In general these winmodems are about the poorest performer you can get and would instead suggest buying an external Serial modem which requires no drivers at all and they tend to be much faster especially on older machines. something similar to this should do nicely.
Corey
I have never set up a winmodem before, so I have absolutly no experience in the matter. So, I did a bit of searching, and instead of telling you exactly what to do, I pulled together a few links that will hopefully help you:

www.linmodems.org
Drivers for Conexant Chips
LinModem-HOWTO


Sorry I couldn't help you any further, but it's been about 4 years since i've dealt with dial-up modems, and that was just a simple isapnp configure.
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