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    How do I install modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)?


    I have a modem installed:
    lspci -v
    02:0b.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
    Subsystem: Silicom Multimedia Systems Inc Unknown device 5089
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 22
    I/O ports at 1480 [size=64]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
    Kernel driver in use: serial
    First I would like to know if anyone is familiar with this modem. Will this modem
    work for sending faxes?
    I need help in setting up:
    I don't know if this modem is working. How do I find out if the drivers are installed,
    or where to find them?
    I read somewhere that I have to set the serial device, but am unsure of how to do
    this and how to know which device the modem is attached to.
    Anything else needed?

    I would appreciate any help to get this working.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeS View Post
    I have a modem installed:


    First I would like to know if anyone is familiar with this modem. Will this modem
    work for sending faxes?
    I need help in setting up:
    I don't know if this modem is working. How do I find out if the drivers are installed,
    or where to find them?
    I read somewhere that I have to set the serial device, but am unsure of how to do
    this and how to know which device the modem is attached to.
    Anything else needed?

    I would appreciate any help to get this working.

    Thanks
    I used the device many years ago but I had no need for faxes so I do not know if that works or not. I do know the device will work with Linux but you might have to tinker with it to get it working. It has been known to cause rapid hair loss and chewing of the finger nails so you have been warned!lol

    I doubt your distro has the driver installed so check here.
    The Unofficial PCTEL modem for linux site
    Pay attention to the INSTALL file that comes in the .tar.gz file.
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    This was in the README file for this version:
    PCTEL Driver for Linux Version 0.9.7-9-rht-10

    Appendix I. PCI IDs of recognized modems
    ========================================
    This table summarises the PCI devices that this driver supports. For AC'97
    modems, this does not guarantee that the driver will work, as this is only part
    of the modem - the other part, the codec, must also be compatible for the
    driver to work.

    PCI ID (x) Name Chip(set) HAL
    ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~
    1039:7013* SiS AC'97 Modem Controller SIS540 MR sis
    1106:3068* VIA Intel 537 [AC97 Modem] VIA686A MR via686a
    134d:7890 PCtel HSP MicroModem 56 PCT789T-C1 pct789
    134d:7891 PCtel HSP MicroModem 56 PCT 789T pct789
    134d:7892 PCtel HSP MicroModem 56 PCT 789T-A pct789
    134d:7893 PCtel HSP MicroModem 56 S911 K017 pct789
    134d:7894 PCtel HSP MicroModem 56 FT13 pct789
    134d:7895 PCtel HSP MicroModem 56 PCT789T-C1 pct789
    134d:7896 PCtel HSP MicroModem 56 PCT789T-C1 pct789
    134d:7897 PCtel HSP MicroModem 56 PCT789T pct789
    13f6:0211 C-Media CM8738 CM8738 cm8738
    8086:2416* Intel 82801AA (ICHAA) AC'97 Modem i810 MR i8xx
    8086:2446* Intel 537 [82801BA/M (ICH2) AC'97 Modem] i820 i8xx
    8086:2486* Intel 82801CA/M (ICH3) AC'97 Modem Ctlr i845 i8xx
    8086:24c6* Intel 82801DB/M (ICH4) AC'97 Modem Ctlr i855PN laptop i8xx
    8086:7196* Intel 82440MX (Banister) AC'97 Modem Ctlr i810 MR laptp i8xx

    * No 2.6 support - these modems are only suppoerted under 2.4 kernels.
    I think 02:0b.0 is my PCI ID (x)
    02:0b.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])

    I'm assuming that this driver will not work for my modem. I just wanted to check
    if this was right.

    Thanks

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    I'd try it anyway. You might be the first person to try this particular model/version, if it works then you can get the added bonus of adding it to the hardware compatibility list. Wouldn't that be awesome? If it doesn't work then you really haven't lost anything but a little time and maybe some hair. Another good thing to think about is,,,you'll learn how to compile things from source code, which is always a nifty skill to have. Either way, you decide what you want to do. Good Luck and do post back if you need help with anything.
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    I'm still not sure how to check if the modem is connected to a serial port, or
    how to connect it. I found this article. It says if it is not connected then I need
    to do that with setserial. This is all new to me and am not sure what to do.

    How to setup a modem with Linux | The Baheyeldin Dynasty

    Can you explain this?

    I have 4 devices in /dev
    ttyS0
    ttyS1
    ttyS2
    ttyS3

    Thanks

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    Which distro and desktop are you using? Do you have KPPP available? It's a dialer that should take care of this for you. You might try looking at NetworkManager too, I believe it has support for PPP.
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