Modem for FreeBSD.

William Cooper williamcooper at
Tue Apr 9 22:02:17 BST 2002

I believe that winmodems are a no-no when it comes to FreeBSD, I'm not
100% sure on the whole situation. Personally I would buy a external
modem because its fully support on most of the operating systems out

Another thing is, do you have a spare (working) machine around the
house? Maybe a slower 486 in the basement? Before I turned my LAN
gateway to FreeBSD It use to be my workstation running win2k on horrid
ICS and I had a FreeBSD machine on the network which used the win2k
machine to use the internet, its great to start off, then once you get
the feel/hang of FreeBSD, shove it onto your main machine and give it a
wizz :)

Hope I helped, :)!


William Cooper
-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 09 April 2002 21:45
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Subject: Modem for FreeBSD.

> Hello!
>     I'm a newbie to BSD and need some advice. My present computer is
> under Windows Me with a conextant HCF software controlled modem, a
> Winmodem. I intend to install FreeBSD but don't know whether this
> work, I understand that some software is at the beta stage to provide
> Linux driver. What is the current situation as far as FreeBSD is
> Will I have to get a conventional modem in order to connect to the
> help would be most appreciated.
> John Gameson

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