[Sig] Winmodem works
Wed, 11 Apr 2001 23:44:06 -0400
A winmodem can work under Linux. I bought a "Prime Peripherals" pci winmodem
at Staples for $20. It has a PCTel chipset. It came with a $20 rebate
coupon too. I wasn't sure if $0 was cheap enough for a winmodem but I thought
it would be fun to play with.
I dug up some resources from usenet and compiled the module on my SuSE 7.0
system kernel 2.2.16. I was able to connect with FastNet and authenticate
but was having some sort of ppp problem. While attempting to adjust some
network settings I ran afoul of SuSE's almighty YAST and decided to continue
further experimentation on another machine.
I'd had read posts about various distros that people had success in getting a
PCTel modem working with. I tried a number of them then finally Corel Linux
OS Second Edition (SE?) kernel 2.2.16. The modem was detected and set up
during installation. The only thing I had to do was make a symbolic link
from /dev/ttyS15 to /dev/modem so that kppp could be configured.