Various FCC updates and newly approved modems as of 28 December Franz Korntner , Well Communications. Makoto Shibata , who is maintaining a Japanese language version of this page, Paolo Farinelli , who is maintaining an Italian language version of this page, Vagner Farias , who is maintaining a Portuguese language version of this page, “LinuxMan” who is maintaining a Spanish language version of this page, and who is maintaining a Turkish language version of this page. Most people don’t know the difference; and floppy disks are cheaper than hardware chips. Am I always safe getting an external modem?

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See the Linmodem table below for downloads.

Winmodems are not modems

But someone must have adapted or reverse-engineered one by now! Will it work with Linux?

A chart summarizing the hardware differences between traditional modems, controllerless and software modems can be found here pj, for a longer explanation, here. Standard serial port speeds make a Winmodem impractical. I’m sure that they are proud of this fact ; In any case, when I refer to Winmodems, please read it as “Winmodems tmhost-based modems, HCF-modems, HSP-modems, and all similar modem-like hardware.


A winmodem lacks parts found in regular modems– these parts are “emulated” by software running on your CPU. By popular request, they will continue to issue modem registration notices in plain text instead of MS Word.

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It has been pointed out to me that the name “Winmodem” is a registered trademark of U. Thanks to Paolo Farinelli for the link.

Thanks to Modemm Havlik for the link. If you’re looking for a particular modem, be sure to use your browser’s “Find in Page” command. Various FCC updates and newly approved modems as of famiily December The sale of these devices for xbased PCs is becoming increasingly popular among retailers and OEMs because of their lower cost. The most current English language version is always found at http: I’m thinking about including Industry Canada certification numbers, too.

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Winmodem vendors will not release the source code. Thanks to CdStrife aol. They include a simple utility to autodetect the modem. Some of them do. Without it, creating a software modem is a non-trivial programming task. Rough Guide These are handy tip sheets for shopping at chain stores that will fit on one piece of letter-sized paper when printed. This section used to say: Most people don’t know the difference; and floppy disks are cheaper than hardware chips.


See the “Linmodem drivers” table below. It explains the quirks of the closed-source drivers and how to overcome them. The developers at linmodems.

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No, there are at least three types of controller-based PCI modems. However, Winmodems are only appropriate for use with Microsoft Windows on a fast Pentium. I cannot endorse, support, troubleshoot, or debug this software. The drivers are still in beta and will be posted on www. Test your modem with minicom instead.

Thanks to Andrew Wettstein for finding this driver! We haven’t seen any external serial port Winmodems. Franz KorntnerWell Communications.

I wish, I wish he’d stay away. RPI modems are not supported.