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Can I use a Winmodem with Linux?
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by:BERRY2K
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Hi sootypol,

Sorry but there is no way to use a winmodem with linux. The reason is that many of the functions normally performed by modem hardware have been assigned to windows driver functions in order to make the modem less costly to make. Fewer components = less money.

Now and probably forever more, a winmodem is useless in linux. I ran into the same thing when I first began using linux. I had to purchase a new modem.

Sorry.

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by:vitugvic
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There are some sites that offer possibilities for Winmodems.

Try: http://www.linmodems.org/ ,or
http://www.linuxvoodoo.com/drivers/cards/modems/beta/lintest.html

If you have a Winmodem with a Lucent  chipset, you are in luck. They have a driver for it plus an open source driver that you could try. Both sites should give you more information about winmodems in linux.
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