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Will any external modem work in Linux? That is to say, one that is not a WinModem?...

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    Will any external modem work in Linux? That is to say, one that is not a WinModem?
    Mark Guest

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    Mark Preston wrote:
     
    Yes
     
    I think no external modem is a "winmodem"!
    Paul Guest

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    Paul Pygeon wrote:
     

    Once that was true, now, sadly it isn't. There is a new breed of external
    USB winmodems.

    Stick to serial connections and you should be safe though.

    --
    David Dorward <http://dorward.me.uk/>
    David Guest

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    Mark writes: 

    Any external serial modem will work with Linux. Some USB modems may be
    Winmodems.
    --
    John Hasler
    gt.org (John Hasler)
    Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, WI
    John Guest

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    "David Dorward" <com> wrote in message
    news:bti7or$sib$1$demon.co.uk... 
    >
    > Once that was true,[/ref]


    No it wasnt. There were winmodem Serial modems.
     

    Quite correct.
     

    Yep, or you can get PCI cards. Just make sure its a CPU on the card.



    Leon. Guest

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    Paul Pygeon wrote: 

    David Dorward wrote: 

    Leon writes: 

    It most certainly was. There was a time when there were no Winmodems of
    any sort.
    --
    John Hasler
    gt.org
    Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin
    John Guest

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    On Wed, 07 Jan 2004 19:04:27 -0600, John Hasler <gt.org> wrote: [/ref]
     

    Doubtfull. What would be the point of encoding audio packets onto USB when the
    external device could do it by itself? The reasoning behind having the CPU do
    the audio processing with an internal modem is that the internal modem can be
    made as cheaply as possible. For an external modem leaving the audio
    processing to the CPU makes no sense considering the amount of other processing
    required just for the USB protocol.
    TCS Guest

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    TCS writes: 

    They would basically just replace the PCI interface with a USB chip. Might
    save them $.50. Dumb, I agree, but I have it on good authority that USB
    Winmodems do exist.
    --
    John Hasler
    gt.org
    Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin
    John Guest

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    Leon. wrote:
     
    >>
    >> Once that was true,[/ref]
    >
    >
    > No it wasnt. There were winmodem Serial modems.
    >[/ref]

    No. USB, yes. Serial, no

    < snip >
    --
    The early bird gets the worm.
    The early worm ... gets eaten.

    Peter Guest

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    On Wed, 07 Jan 2004 22:11:09 -0600, John Hasler <gt.org> wrote: [/ref]
     

    Now that I think about it, you're right. I've seen USB internal modems.
    They are a usb winmodem w/ a pci-usb interface on the same board.
    Of course, they won't work with win95 and work like on win98R1.
    TCS Guest

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    "Peter Köhlmann" <de> wrote in message
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    > >
    > >
    > > No it wasnt. There were winmodem Serial modems.
    > >[/ref]
    >
    > No. USB, yes. Serial, no[/ref]


    Serial, YES

    see

    http://csociety.ecn.purdue.edu/pipermail/plug/2003-June/009775.html

    Well, half a normal modem is more like a winmodem than I'd like it !







    Leon. Guest

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    "John Hasler" <gt.org> wrote in message
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    >
    > Any external serial modem will work with Linux.[/ref]

    False

    Some are to be avoided.
    see
    http://csociety.ecn.purdue.edu/pipermail/plug/2003-June/009775.html




    Leon. Guest

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    "TCS" <The-Central-Scrutinizerp.o.b.o.x.com> wrote in message
    news:client.comcast.net... [/ref]

    >
    > Doubtfull. What would be the point of encoding audio packets onto USB[/ref]
    when the 
    CPU do 
    be 
    processing 


    Certainly many USB modems are winmodems.


    see
    www.smartlink.com


    Leon. Guest

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    Saves them on a CPU, flashrom, firmware development, firmware support,
    failed firmware upgrade returns, customising hardware (including power
    supply) for various countries, paying to use the ACM protocol .







    Leon. Guest

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    On Fri, 9 Jan 2004 23:53:24 +1100, Leon. <noemail.com> wrote:
     [/ref]
     

    How, pray tell, does the external modem implement the USB protocol
    without a cpu?
     







    TCS Guest

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    Leon writes: 

    They can buy all that in a single chip solution. The Winmodem design just
    lets them buy a slightly cheaper chip. Any development savings are offset
    by the costs of driver development.

    TCS writes: 

    It uses a single-chip USB interface. The interface chip has a cpu in it,
    of course, but it they'd use such a chip anyway.
    --
    John Hasler
    gt.org (John Hasler)
    Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, WI
    John Guest

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