I have had a 486/133 running a 33.6 internal modem as a gateway for a
while now - no problems. I wanted to upgrade it to 57.6k, so to avoid
winmodem problems, I purchased a diamond SupraExpress 56K V.90 external
modem. I changed the symbolic modem link to ttyS0 (com1) and the thing
connected right away. I was happy until I realized that everything I tried
to do timed out. It will get some data from the internet, but it seems like
it always times out, and it is definitely way too slow. I emailed diamond,
got the usual "Diamond does not support Linux". So I thought it might
actually be a bad modem. I connected it to my Win98 computer, and I'm
posting this message with it - Not a bad modem. I checked the serial port
specs on the 486, and it has 16550 UARTs, so no problem there... I've tried
using it with the port speed set (in linuxconf) to both 57.6k and 115.2k.
Neither of those help.
Does anybody see anything that I don't? I must be missing something, because
I saw on a Linux drivers sight that somebody uses one of these things with
Linux. (could have been the internal, however)
Thanks for any help in advance.
Andrew E. Bailey