[TriLUG] sharing dialup-56k via linux--While we're on the subject of cheap modems for LINUX!!
Wed, 26 Dec 2001 15:48:25 -0500
I have a question about the following statement concerning "el-cheapo
modems" for Linux.
Specifically, does anyone know of a list of inexpensive PCI modems which
will install with Mandrake right out of the box with just the software in
If so I would like to hear about them. I've found it very difficult to find
internal PCI modems which work with Linux (most of them as you know are
Winmodems, etc.). I know I could go to an external modem, but from time to
time it is necessary for me to carry my box off to meetings of one kind or
another and internal modems are much more convenient. Any lists would be
appreciated. The internal ISA modem which I used to use with LINUX cannot be
used any longer since I had to replace my motherboard and couldn't find one
with an ISA slot along with the other features I needed.---AL
----- Original Message -----
From: M. Mueller/bhu5nji <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] sharing dialup-56k via linux
> I just setup ppp dial-out (ISP user side) and dial-in (ISP side) for a
> dial-up IP connection. I did not have a need for the gateway function on
> dial-out side, but it's not hard to do. Routing can be as simple as
> in a "proxyarp" control into the /etc/ppp/options file.
> First get modem-HOWTO and PPP-HOWTO from www.linuxdoc.org. I used them
> got pleasing results. I got an el-cheapo ($27) modem called a Diamond
> SupraExpress that is working. I am not sure what advantage you will get
> buying a more expensive name brand model.