>> I have a 3Com USRobotics 56K voice/fax modem and it works without fault
>>under both OS. Under linux it uses the generic modem driver so perhaps
>>if a specific driver could be obtained it might perform better.
>If it is a real modem no driver is required. What is a
>"generic modem driver" under linux ?
There is no generic modem driver. All real modems use the serial driver
just like any serial port (or serial_cs for pcmcia). The only difference
might be speed setting and whatever initialization string (if any) it
might need in a chat script. My SupraExpress 56K external works with
Linux, FreeBSD and any Windows with defaults (no init string).