Dial Up Modem For Linux OS

  Kilty 14:22 13 Jan 2009

Can anyone suggest a dial up modem that will work with Linux and where to buy it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

  howard64 14:53 13 Jan 2009

I would have thought that any of the up to date modems would be recognised and installed by linux.

  Kilty 14:57 13 Jan 2009

I bought one recently (Ovislink) and I am unable to connect with it (its External USB). Since then Ive read everywhere that you need to buy one that states it will work with Linux. I just cant seem to find one available for a reasonable price.

Thanks for reply.

  CLONNEN 15:14 13 Jan 2009

Depends what brand of Linux you are using (Kubuntu, Puppy, Knoppix etc.).

  Kilty 15:15 13 Jan 2009

Its the one that is on the Asus Eee PC.

  Miké 15:38 13 Jan 2009

Does your computer have an RS232 serial port? if so then you can ignore usb altogether, as most if not all external modems should work.

  Miké 15:39 13 Jan 2009

should say "as most if not all external serial modems should work"

  Kilty 17:01 13 Jan 2009

The Eee PC has very limited ports, so have to use a USB.

  DieSse 18:54 13 Jan 2009

Have a look at this click here

This may help - a tad complex though, but the original poster seems helpful.

click here

And here.

click here

"Its the one that is on the Asus Eee PC." - That'll be Xandros (a modified version of it).

  LastChip 00:05 14 Jan 2009

but this one claims to work: click here

  Kilty 10:45 14 Jan 2009

Thanks for all the advice. Looks like I may need to buy a new modem or install windows onto the Asus. Will post a new thread asking for advice.

Thanks again.

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