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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.

By far the most common WinModems (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:

I cannot say I have used these though, perhaps someone who has can add their comments? AddToMe