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|Posted - 7/30/2002 10:46:34 AM |
I am trying to help someone. He has a US Robotics 56k x2 internal modem. He has Mandrake Linux 7.0. Usually he connects at 50k. The ISP has changed the dial-in equipment to a Portmaster 3 which is compatible with Flex and v90 and now this user is getting only 31 kbps.
Is there anyway to upgrade/enable v.90 with this modem with a Linux system?
US Robotics 56k internal
The ATI7 command shows as follows:
EPROM date 3/21/97
EPROM rev 4.2.21
|Posted - 7/31/2002 10:58:12 AM |
I don't think so.
The modem must be flashed, and USR's flash software is Windows-based.
You could take the modem out of the machine, install it temporarily on a Windows machine, update the modem, and then put it back in the Linux box.
|Posted - 7/31/2002 12:16:43 PM |
Ok. I have the site for USRobotics firmware upgrade. However, with Windows you are required to also install a driver to instruct Windows to accept and use the changes on the modem. Can I do without the driver in Linux?
Here is the driver link:
|Posted - 7/31/2002 1:27:21 PM |
The driver is just the .inf file that defines the modem command set and responses - used only by Windows.
Linux doesn't require a 'modem driver' for a hardware-controller based modem. The modem appears as a COM port.
(If the modem is PCI, there needs to be support for the COM port through the PCI bus.)
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