I use the serial route, myself... A NETGEAR XM128, with an SIIG PCI high
speed serial card... The modem and the card both do 460.8Kbps, so there is
no serial bottleneck. The modem cost me all of $169 US from Micro Warehouse,
and the card was another $30, if I remember correctly... The card took some
interesting finagling with setserial, but once that was done, it's been
stable for me since...
The line to config the serial card is as follows:
setserial /dev/ttyS2 port <port listed in /proc/ioports> uart <uart type>
irq <listed in /proc/interrupts> baud_base <max the card will do> duvisor
<number to devide baud_base by to get the desired transfer rate>
That line set the card up to be the third serial port in my system... I got
the hint on this from SIIG's webpage. the actual line I'm using to get 460.8
out of my card is this:
setserial /dev/ttyS2 port 0x6000 uart 16550A irq9 baud_base 921600 divisor 2
and I put that in rc.serial (one of the pre-made places for stuff like that
in RedHat 6.2)
Hope this sheds some light.
> in connection with my new ISDN line the question arose wether it is
> possible to drive an usb-card in an PC164LX machine and if so, if one of
> those cheap external ISDN-USB modems would be working with this
> machine/card??? Otherwise Id had to stick to a serial ISDN modem or an
> internal (PCI) card.
> Has anybody made some experiences with USB-card on Linux/AXP, if so,
> what is
> the Kernel, what are the patches, how was it done or why not ...???
> Im currently running SuSE 6.3 AXP with the standard kernel.