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By tjmoes ·
I have a USR winvoc modem and my linux os doent recognize it and i would to add an ext odem but not sure how. Do i need another plugin adapter or netcard

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by DKlippert In reply to Adding external modem

The external modem should just plug into the Com port on your PC. No cards or adapters should be needed.

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by tjmoes In reply to Adding external modem

Ok ty but what do you when you do not have a comm port.
I use a Gateway GP-6 that has an Intel motherboard with 2 serial ports and 2 usb ports but no com port, couldnt I use another nic card that has phone jack

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by Lo In reply to Adding external modem

Hi - Hit this and though I would respone in case DKlippert take a while to get back to you. That answer is correct and should get points (if you award).

The 2 serial ports are COMM ports (COMM or COM is Communication) and refer to the serial ports on the system. You treat them as Devices as you would a Disk Drive, Floppy Disk, etc. Not knowledgable enough with Linux to know specifics.

Look in your manual for details. Need to load a serial driver if it doesn't load at startup. Admin guide should give specifics. If the modem USB capable should work off the USB ports (that is also a serial port, just newer, faster and easier to work with).

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by McKayTech In reply to Adding external modem

You have two options: either serial or USB (for USB, you need a recent package such as RedHat 7.0 or 7.1) modems will work.

First, you need to make sure that your serial ports are enabled in the system BIOS. Then you just need to tell Linux where to find the modem - the details for that will depend on your distribution. For SUSE Linux, you use YAST for the configuration and with RedHat you can use modemtool to set the correct serial port (ttyS0 = COM1, ttyS1 = COM2, etc.) and then run linuxconf to set up PPP or whatever you'll be using the modem with.

paul

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