: : Hi All,
: : Has any one succeeded in configuring US Robotics Sportstor Winmodem 28.8/33.6
: : to work under Linux and SLIP? My old script for a 14.4 modem no longer works
: : with the new modem. Any tips or hints are welcome.
: Take it back and get a real modem! Not to be rude, but winmodems only
: work for windows with it's own little software that does the work. I hear
: it can take some real CPU overhead also. I'm suer many people can back me
: up here.
Definatly. In factd, when I went to buy my Sportster 33.6k the guy at
the store asked me if I wanted a Winmodem or a real modem. :) What I
heard was that the Winmodem isn't actually a COM port like
"normal" modems (/dev/ttyS* cua*),
meaning that unless you have very special software (ie USRs special
windoze drivers), you can't access it at all. Kinda like having an
external modem and not having a port to plug the cable into I guess.
Anyway, I'm now the proud owner of a Sportster 33.6, and it works great
with Linux (I'm using it to write this). WOrks great with IP Masquerading
so I can use the other computer (windoze 3.11) to access Internet stuff.
ham radio: ve6klp