Modem is not detected

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Sun Feb 13 23:31:07 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-02-13 at 08:59 +0800, Barry Yu wrote:
> Kumara wrote:
> > Hi List!
> >  
> > I have physically installed an Intel ambient 5628 data/voice/fax modem 
> > in my FC3 box
> >  
> > when I try to make an internet (dial-up) connection, the wizard says 
> > that 'there is no modem installed in my system.
> >  
> > but it works well in XP side of dual boot.
> >  
> > how could I solve this problem?
> >  
> >
> Your modem maybe is a so-called WinModem, if you must use it go to 
> to look for info. To make your life easier, 
> use external modem or, buy a real modem such as US Robotic 56k pci, 
> around US$35 to 45 in US, Linux can auto detect it and all you have to 
> do is just to set-up the dial-up software like wvdial or kppp - very 
> easy to use.

Be careful when selecting a 3com/URRobotics modem. If it is a true
hardware modem it works under Linux.  If it is a winmodem, no drivers
exist for Linux. has the info as stated above.

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