October 9th, 2003, 11:47 PM
RH 8 modem drivers problem
Hi, i need to install a modem in a celeron 1ghz, 128mb, 20gig HD, BOX i have 2 modems that i can pick from. A conexant modem that i tried downloading the drivers from linuxant but the "so called Free version" didn't work it detects my modem but thats all, and i don;t plan to spend 14.99 or so for the complete drivers if its not going to work.
And also i have a 3com ad1806js modem that i haven't tried to hook up but i don;t seem to find the drivers for.
BTW its running RH 8
I know that this is not a DRIVER Forum but i would apreciate if someone would help me with this.
Thanks in advanced.
October 9th, 2003, 11:49 PM
Have you tried just plugging in the card in seeing if RedHat will detect it? MOst older hardware can be detected and installed automaticall by this ever-mor-user-friendly OS.
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October 10th, 2003, 01:25 AM
If they are win modems (modems that require windows to run) you could try http://www.linmodems.org
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October 10th, 2003, 02:11 AM
thanks for the replys i didn't had a change to do it earlyr, im going to try the 3com modem if that doesn't work well i will need to put it back on the network.
But if some one still have a page were i can get those drivers please post it or PM with it.
October 10th, 2003, 10:22 PM
well i installed the 3com modem, it reconize it as a generic modem, but when i activate the modem it hangs up on that i restarted the computer and when it was loading it said something about activating ppp0 device i forgot what it said, but it will stay there untill i rebooted the machine again.
(when i hooked up in the network i didn't had any problems and it worked perfectly but with the modem it doesn't work )
any help would be apreciated
October 10th, 2003, 10:50 PM
ppp is the protocol you use in order to connect to your isp through, yes you have well guessed, your modem. It means you're on the good way.
I had got a similar problem with a 3com modem and RedHat 7.3. It had not recognized my modem and I thought I would have to try some specials drivers, I was wrong. I decided one day to configure an internet connection with the standards graphical tools provided with RedHat, I selected my modem as being connected to its traditional port com 1, I tried to launch a connection and...miracle, it worked!! And my internet connection was fine while RedHat have never listed my modem as being in my hardware.
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October 10th, 2003, 10:58 PM
thanks kisscool im going to try that, if it doesn't work i'm going to buy a winmodem if that doesn't work also i'm going to install windows xp