Does any distro support the PCI modem using the Intel Ambient chipset HaM
modem (such as the Archtek or LinkSys modems using the Ambient chipset)
without recompiling the kernel?
+ Does any distro support the PCI modem using the Intel Ambient
+ chipset HaM modem [...]
You've asked a FAQ so I'm posting a "pre-recorded" message. It's only
fair. :-) Your post is either about "what modem do I use?" or about
the notorious "winmodems" aka "losemodems".
If you need a new modem or are pulling out hair trying to get that
"losemodem" working try MultiTech's MT56* line of modems:
We've had great success with these at our clients that use *nix and
OS/2 systems. You can find these at several online stores as well as
your local computer resellers. These are a mid-range price at over
$100. Low end modems are usually under $100 and "high end" modems are
usually over $200.
More information about modems can be found in the modem section of
"The Unix Hardware Buyer HOWTO" at linuxdoc.org:
Read it, especially parts 7.3 and 7.4. Then go and start reading here
for a gritty and humorous treatise of internal vs external modems:
For information on many modems pre-tested with Linux see this:
Note that the above site *does not* just cover "losemodems". Many
real modems appear in the "Big List" there. Real, external modems
will work pretty much anywhere a modem is needed.
If you *insist* on using that "losemodem" then see this site:
May the PC gods have mercy on you.
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I just wanted to pass along some positive information on the Ambient/Intel
PCI V.92 HaM modem. Unlike WINMODEMS/SOFTMODEMS, these things
do most of the DSP in hardware, and relegate the AT command processing,
and "controller" functions to the host system.
I bought this card from eBay, from a place that claimed it was a
"Hardware Modem". The price seemed too good to resist. When I got
it, and tried to configure it as a regular hardware modem, it became
clear quite quickly that this wasn't an ordinary hardware modem.
I tracked down an Intel site that had drivers for this card, complete with
source. I compiled and installed it in my 2.4.17 kernel, and I'm happy
with it so far.
I bought this card as a temporary replacement for my USR V.90 Pro PCI full
hardware modem that died (but is still under warantee!).
The PCI vendor ID is 0x1813, with a device ID of 0x4000.
There are at least two vendors on eBay selling these things by the truckload,
typically for under US$10.00 a piece.
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12. Intel HAM Modem