[TriLUG] sharing dialup-56k via linux--While we're on the subjectof cheap modems for LINUX!!
Thu, 27 Dec 2001 22:04:00 -0500
Intrex LINUX modem--response: been there done that, as they say!! (More
precisely, Mandrake recognized it and apparently installed it, but something
may have changed between 7.2 and 8.0 because what I did to make my ISA modem
work under 7.2 did not work for the "Smart Link 5634PCV. Since I don't have
a lot of experience in these matters it is possible that Mandrake put it in
the wrong location or something in the software needs tweaking. In any case,
I've tried many hours to make it work without success.)
Surely someone in Tri-lug has installed some PCI internal modem using
LINUX?? Hardware lists for LINUX are obviously not as reliable as practical
experience by someone with experience with a particular piece of hardware.
Moreover, it's been my experience that things that are recommended sometimes
don't work, while those which are said to be "not recommended" sometimes DO
work (because distributions change!)
. Thus, I'm looking for someone with PRACTICAL experience with an INTERNAL
PCI modem of some kind. ---Al
----- Original Message -----
From: H. Wade Minter <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] sharing dialup-56k via linux--While we're on the
subjectof cheap modems for LINUX!!
> I was shopping at Intrex in Cary the other day and saw an internal
> hardware modem (even said for Linux on the price label) for around $30.
> Dunno how well it works, but it was a good sign!
> On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, al johson wrote:
> > 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
> > will install with Mandrake right out of the box with just the software
> > Mandrake??
> > If so I would like to hear about them. I've found it very difficult to
> > 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
> > time it is necessary for me to carry my box off to meetings of one kind
> > another and internal modems are much more convenient. Any lists would be
> > appreciated. The internal ISA modem which I used to use with LINUX
> > used any longer since I had to replace my motherboard and couldn't find
> > with an ISA slot along with the other features I needed.---AL
> > ==============================
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: M. Mueller/bhu5nji <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: <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
> > simple
> > > dial-up IP connection. I did not have a need for the gateway function
> > the
> > > dial-out side, but it's not hard to do. Routing can be as simple as
> > putting
> > > in a "proxyarp" control into the /etc/ppp/options file.
> > >
> > > First get modem-HOWTO and PPP-HOWTO from www.linuxdoc.org. I used
> > and
> > > 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
> > by
> > > buying a more expensive name brand model.
> > >
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