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Re: [SLUG] Getting an internal PCI modem to run under Linux
- To: carl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Getting an internal PCI modem to run under Linux
- From: Heracles <renee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Feb 20 23:00:02 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Reply-to: heracles@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Hello sluggers,
> I was given a Netcomm PCI modem the other day by a friend
> and was keen to try it out under Linux.
> Needless to say I haven't had much luck and it seems
> that from what I can read up about PCI modems at
> the modem HowTo found at:
> that things don't look that rosy for me either.
> Has any one on this list had any experience in
> getting an internal PCI modem to work under
> the 2.3 or 2.4 kernels?
I have two Netcomm modems (actually one is their other brand -
Avtek) They are both the worst heaps of crap I have ever used.
They often take three or four calls to connect (fail in the
negotiation stage) and have other wierd quirks. Good luck getting
it to work under Linux. I have the Avtek on my Linux box (this
one) and the Netcomm internal on a Windows machine my daughter
As I said, good luck with your endeavour, but I personally have
found the elcheepo KTX and WebExcel externals far superior.
Stay well adn happy