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Newer page: version 13 Last edited on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 8:04:26 am by AristotlePagaltzis
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-WinModem - Modem , usually PCI, which relies on the host computer for it 's processing power. Most often these modems only work in Windows with the modem drivers. However increasingly there are more drivers available for Linux, so these modems get affectionately called "LinModems". Beware tho, not many modems are fully supported under Linux. Intel now has such a chip ([DSE] sells modems based on these) and because they have both windows and linux drivers Intel calls them HaM [1 ] - Host-Accelerated Modem . Another example is the mwave winmodem in IBM thinkpads - IBM has released a GPL linux driver, which is now in the main kernel
+A overglorified SoundCard masquerading as a MoDem. The hardware consists of little else than a [DAC]/[ADC] , whereas the actual signal processing logic is performed by the host computer's [CPU ]. The software masquerades as a " driver" , which is generally available from vendors only for MicrosoftWindows
-By far the most common [WinModem ]s (at least in New Zealand) are ones based on Conexant chipsets. For a long time there was no way at all to get any of these to work in Linux. At some point after I (SamJansen) needed Conexant modem support for Linux they released Linux drivers. The first place to stop if you have a WinModem is probably: [http://www.linuxant .com/drivers /]. 
+Fortunately there are increasingly more WinModem drivers available for [Linux ]. Supported MoDem~ s get affectionately called [LinModems | http://www.linmodems .org /]. Beware though, there are only few of these among the WinModem~s
-See Also http://www
+[Intel] now has a supported WinModem chipset ([DSE] sells MoDem~s based on these) and because they have both MicrosoftWindows and [Linux] drivers [Intel] calls them HaM, "Host-accelerated Modem" . How a 56K WinModem is "accelerated" in comparison to a 56k hardware modem isn't entirely clear; this appears to be MarkeTroid speak
+The MWave WinModem in [IBM] ~ThinkPad~s is also supported. [IBM] released the driver under [GPL], so it has made its way into the official [Kernel] source tree.  
-[1] I have seen modems branded as HaM around for a long time. In fact, the first ever WinModem I saw was an ISA 33k6 HaM. This was in pentium class machine , and was purchased with the machine . HaM is just the generic term for WinModem. 
+By far the most common WinModem~s (at least in NewZealand) are ones based on Conexant chipsets. For a long time there was no way at all to get any of these to work in Linux , but at some point [they released Linux drivers |].  
+If you want to get a new MoDem for a [Linux] and would like to avoid the cost of a hardware MoDem, DanielLawson recommends a Lucent or Agere compatible chipset based WinModem, after good experience with a Lectron I56LVP/F4 ($32 as of May 2004) that runs fine with the [ltmodem drivers |] . If the binary [Package] doesn't work for you, get the source package and follow the instructions, there's a couple of scripts you can run which basically automate the whole installation.  
+Some modern distros include drivers for the more common WinModem~s .  
+! See also:  
+* [Linmodems |]  
+* [Linmodems support |]