I want to switch from windows to linux for internet connection.
I just got a new Actiontec Ext 56K/V.92 modem. Haven't opened yet, may
take it back.
The idea is: I don't want to miss calls while online. I don't really
mind if a call breaks my internet connection. I have call waiting, and
I do not have call waiting disabled on my windows system. But, I have
found that call waiting usually does not break my internet connection.
I have tried an el-cheapo "NetoDragon" V.92. The call-waiting feature
doesn't seem to work that well on windows. I can't get the modem to
work on Linux at all, although the modem is advertised at "linux
I have a way old (1995) US Robotics ISA hardware modem. Surprisingly,
on a windows box, I seem to get much faster downloads than with my
brand new netodragon. Since my windows box has an AMD 1600+ CPU, and
376MB RAM, I would think my system has enough power to compensate for
lack of modem hardware. The USRobotics modem seems to work fine in
Linux - but I'm worried about the call waiting thing.
Finally: will V.92 work with Linux? I know my ISP supports V.92. But,
the system requirements for this modem are: Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP.
I think the modem will work with linux, but I wonder if the V.92 call
waiting feature isn't software dependent.
Also, does V.92 have anything to do with whether or not a call is
broken? Or does V.92 just allow the connection to pick up where it