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How-To configure a dial-up modem in FC6

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Hello,

I have a fresh install of FC6 on a Dell Optiplex GX260 (P4 2.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD).  I need to install and configure a PCI-based modem (Conextant HCF 56k Data/Fax modem).  lspci -v sees and lists the modem at memory address ff6f0000, and at I/O port dcf8.

My problem is that I cannot list the device for configuration in the network manger, I just don't know what to add for settings.  It needs:

Modem device: /dev/modem/ is the default setting.
Baud rate: 460800 is the default
Flow control: None is the default, I would assume "Software (XON/XOFF)" to be correct.
Modem volume: Off is the default.

I have never configured a modem on Linux before, please help... :)

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Well There is a application called KPPP in KDE. You can invoke it from GNOME as well either from inter submenu or typing
kppp on the shell prompt.
NOTE: There is a good chance your modem will not work with linux:( Reason being
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softmodem
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by:Jason Watkins
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You are right.  That modem is a winmodem.  So, we got an external device which seems to be working.

I have not heard anything from the client in the form of complaints...

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well try a live cd of ubunto on ur system it will not hurt ur installled system by ne means. if even then u dont see any thing then u I am not sure what to suggest. If I were you I wouldnt worry too much for my own  personal system.
It may depend of interface of you new modem. as ur kernel may be taking it as a simplistic USB device or serial port device at GUI Level:) on the other hand. one more that make sure you have all Dial Up Networking packages installed. you can do that using Add Remove software and got to Base System and select all optional packages as well. i hope this helps
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