Does any body know whether a US Robotics x2 Winmodem Fax will work with
linux or not. Please reply
It came along with my Packard Bell computer. Without checking the modem I
bought it. I dont know why a company like Packard bell put such a "garbage" in
In any case I lost around $100-200. Now i have to buy a good modem. Any ideas.
> >>Does any body know whether a US Robotics x2 Winmodem Fax will work with
> >>linux or not.
> >No, it does not. It will only work in Win95 or Win3.x .
> And my users tell me it doesn't work very well in those either. Basically
> it's garbage. Throw it out and get a real modem.
> > Lumber Cartel Unit #456 (TINLC) and Official Net.Scum
Most peripherals that say ("WinXX", like "WinModem") will only work with
Windows because they remove some chips from the modem, then emulate
those functions in a driver (which unfortunately they only write windows
drivers for). That's why they call them Winmodems.
Linux only supports full modems that have all of the required chips
onboard. The same for most other peripherals that you find.
The v.90 spec, which is an ITU standard for 56K, is done. Make sure theQuote:>In any case I lost around $100-200. Now i have to buy a good modem. Any ideas.
USR sometimes has good upgrade deals. They swapped my 33.6 kbps
Sportster for a 56K model for $60, for example. I don't know if
they have a Winmodem -> Real Modem upgrade program, but it can't hurt
to ask. (Make sure to tell them that if they won't give you upgrade,
you'll buy another brand rather than paying full price for one of
theirs. :-> )
I've pretty much used USR forever. A Linux-using friend with a clue
recommends Cardinal as a good low-priced brand. Read comp.dcom.modems
for more info.
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: Does any body know whether a US Robotics x2 Winmodem Fax will work with
: linux or not. Please reply
Winmodems are 100% Windows-dependent, having omitted from the circuitry
(for cost reasons) key code that is then compensated for in software.
U.S. Robotics _also_ makes decent modems.
Cheers, "Heedless of grammar, they all cried 'It's him!'"
Rick Moen -- R.H Barham, _Misadventure at Margate_
It is a plug and play modem. Does anyone have it working
with Linux ?
Just wanted to make sure before I buy one.
Thnaks in advance.