[TriLUG] Hello I am buying a US Robotics Modem...Need help
mbroome at employees.org
Thu Dec 20 14:51:42 EST 2001
I haven't dealt with modems in a while, but I think any external modem
(at least, any one that has an RS-232 connection) should work with
Linux. There shouldn't be a dependency on the OS for an external modem.
(Internal modems can be a whole different kettle of fish.) I haven't
kept up with the V.90 vs V.92 standard, but I think the V.xx standards
only apply to the connection, tones, encoding, etc. between the modems
and not to the modem<->computer connection. Also, with the way the
standards usually work, V.92 is most likely backward-compatible with
V.90 so you should be OK there, too.
Most of the above it conjecture based on my previous -- but no longer
current -- experience with modems (including using a USR external V.90
with Linux). If anyone else has a more current clue, feel free to
On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 02:23:48PM -0500, Randall Eric Nevins wrote:
> Hello, I am buying a US Robotics Modem 5686 External V.90 56K. I believe that this modem will work fine with Linux Mandrake 8.1. However it is not the new V.92 type. I can get it upgraded at US Robotics site. But US Robotics was not sure if the V.92 will work with Linux. The exact modem I am getting is the new 5686D. I have not bought it yet but I would hate to get it and then find out it does not work with Linux in anyway.
> Do you know an answer to this problem? I would really appreciate any help you could give me.
> Thank you so much and Happy Holidays to you!
> Randall Nevins
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