Linux and Winmodems

By lamia
Oct 30, 2004
  1. I'm a newbie to red hat linux. I have an internal modem that works for windows. Obviously, what I want to do is make it work for Linux... Well... It doesn't, even after I've gone through the wizard...

    No internet=boring...

  2. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    It would help if you told us what chipset it was

    There are free drivers for Linux for MWave and Lucent controllerless modems, as well as some Intel and Smartlink Winmodems. For Conexant HCF/HSF chips, you have to buy the drivers from Linuxant.
  3. lamia

    lamia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, sorry for the late reply. The chipset for my internal modem is conexant HSFi cx11252-11. I don't really have the money to buy any available drivers online (don't have a credit card). I'd appreciate if you could help, Thanks. :D
  4. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    The HSF drivers are commercial. Your best bet would be to try to find the last free version of them, HSFLinmodem. But they don't work very well

    A supported hardware external modem can usually be obtained easily. A USB one is also likely to work, as they almost all use ACM, which is well supported by Linux.
  5. lamia

    lamia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Owwwwww... Maybe I should just buy a new modem...
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,343   +622

    Linux does *NOT* support WinModems - - name says all - - they require help from Windoz :-(

    Yes, please get a real modem card :)
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Linux works with many winmodems. Please do not post if you do not know what you are talking about.
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,343   +622


    Sorry for the outdated comment, but Linux in its early days did NOT do so.
    My systems do not, but I've not undated them in some time and I should have consulted the hardware compatibility list before commenting.
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