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Old 25th December 2008
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Originally Posted by IdOp View Post
I'm not sure what you mean here. Not all PCI modems are "software win-modems". I have a PCI "hardware" modem that works under NetBSD/OpenBSD/Linux.
> lspci
00:0a.0 Serial controller: 3Com Corp, Modem Division 56K FaxModem Model 5610 (rev 01)
I'd think you'd prefer this kind of modem because the newer PCI bus should give better data transfer between modem and computer, than would an ISA bus.
I personally have not seen those. In all honestly FreeBSD does support
Win modems based on the Lucent Chip-set. Those were very popular at the day.
The driver is in ports and must be installed before you can see the modem in dmesg.
YMMV with that kind of stuff.

Last edited by Oko; 25th December 2008 at 01:42 AM.
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