Modem for FreeBSD.

Dominic Marks dominic_marks at btinternet.com
Tue Apr 9 22:29:53 BST 2002


On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 10:02:17PM +0100, William Cooper wrote:
> 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
> there.

 /usr/ports/comms/ltmdm
 	"Driver for the Lucent LT Winmodem chipset"

> 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 :)

I am part of a group which runs an IRC network on 386sx's running
FreeBSD. Works just fine. Even old boxes can be very useful things.

> Hope I helped, :)!
> 
> Regards
> 
> William Cooper
> -----Original Message-----
> From: freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org
> [mailto:freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org] On Behalf Of sionii
> Sent: 09 April 2002 21:45
> To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
> Subject: Modem for FreeBSD.
> 
> 
> 
> > Hello!
> >     I'm a newbie to BSD and need some advice. My present computer is
> running
> > under Windows Me with a conextant HCF software controlled modem, a
> so-called
> > Winmodem. I intend to install FreeBSD but don't know whether this
> modem
> will
> > work, I understand that some software is at the beta stage to provide
> a
> > Linux driver. What is the current situation as far as FreeBSD is
> concerned?
> > Will I have to get a conventional modem in order to connect to the
> Web?
> Any
> > help would be most appreciated.
> >
> > John Gameson
> >
> >
> 
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