USB modems and linux
robert at apex.net.au
Wed Nov 13 00:37:58 EST 2002
Rodney Peters <rpeters at pcug.org.au> wrote
> Everythinglinux www.everythinglinux.com.au sell a few Linux compatible
> modems. The much more expensive Netcomm Roadster USB is in this category
> (however, I am not certain that it is full hardware). If a couple of hundred
> $ for 56kb/s does not grab you, then you could consider their IN5699 PCI
> internal, semi-hardware, modem. Don't know whether Everythinglinux provide
> the driver, but you can get it from www.heby.de
Yeah I eventually spotted them and will look at buying a serial port
card so I can use a serial modem. I tried one serial card already (from
a local shop), but it wasnt compatible.
Which was when I decided to try the USB modem instead.
> Better option, perhaps, is to throw together a firewall box out of whatever
> Pentium 1 stuff you have and use the serial port on that.
Thats precisely what I am doing. Unfortunately the old pentium box I
have spare only has one serial port and I need 2.
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