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I have a ActionTec DataLink 56k PCMCIA Fax/Modem. I am running Red Hat 9 on a Dell Latitude CPHx. The modem won't work. When I set up a connection to ...
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    Dialup Modem Does Not Work


    I have a ActionTec DataLink 56k PCMCIA Fax/Modem. I am running Red Hat 9 on a Dell Latitude CPHx. The modem won't work. When I set up a connection to use it in the network settings, when I go to Activate, it just sits there and does nothing. I don't have any drivers installed and it just shows up as Generic Modem but that's how it is with Windows XP and it still works .... tried finding Linux drivers with no luck. Perhaps my settings are wrong? Plz help.

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    you have what's known as a Winmodem (so called because part of the code is run as a windows program). What you need to do is get the Linux driver setup for your modem.

    This is explained in the tutorial section here:-

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3100

    have fun

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    even so, not many winmodems work well or at all in linux.. your best bet if you cant get it working is to buy a new external serial modem.. it should only be about $20

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    Thanks. I'll look into it. I thought it might be a winmodem but I wasn't sure.

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    A good tool to identify your modem and a driver for it, as well as good docs on installing/config. is scanModem. You can get it here http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/#scanmodem

    Good Luck!

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