Modem driver for Linux

  Creditman 21:07 20 Nov 2005

My son has just installed Fedora Core 3, but finds that his 56k v90 dial-up modem (from US Robotics) does not work - so he has no internet connexion.He thinks that Linux may have a driver for this modem which would solve the problem. Can anyone help please ? Thanks

  Chegs ®™ 22:00 20 Nov 2005

Nope,linux has no drivers for a "Win-modem" which is what your son has.The only way round this problem is to buy either a hardware modem(USB)which is still likely to be beyond the abilities of a newcomer to linux to install,or switch to a hardwired LAN,as LAN setup in linux is usually just a ticked box during installation.

  Creditman 22:01 20 Nov 2005

I should have said - can anyone offer advice on this please ? Thanks

  Joe R 22:08 20 Nov 2005


this link may help you.
click here

  Creditman 22:55 22 Nov 2005

Thanks Chegs & Joe R. Info passed to my son who now tells me he will revert to Windows !!

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