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Re: The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

by Smaug (Pilgrim)
on Aug 10, 2006 at 17:22 UTC ( [id://566666] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The last time I used a dial-up modem was...


Since replacing my OEM copy of XP with linux I can no longer use my Winmodem.....
As such, I've switched to carrier pigeon to avoid further compatibity issues.
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Re^2: The last time I used a dial-up modem was...
by swampyankee (Parson) on Aug 10, 2006 at 19:15 UTC

    What is the bandwidth of a pigeon carrying an SD card?

    And is lossage due to falcons a problem?

    emc

    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

    Vernon Sanders Law

      Pigeons? That's obsolete technology. You can get bandwidth of about 37Mbps via snails, using SNAil-based data transfer Protocol (SNAP). This gives a whole new meaning to the term "snailmail".

      print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
      - apotheon
      CopyWrite Chad Perrin

      How would it grip the card? There's no husk.

        Do you think a coconut filled with SD cards would be better?

        print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
        - apotheon
        CopyWrite Chad Perrin

        Tape it to its leg. If it was trying to hold it, the bird would probably want to land (dropping it if it was in it talons) and eat some bread crumbs (dropping it if it was in its beak). Of course, the bread crumbs would probably be part of a DOS attack involving pie.

        emc

        Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

        Vernon Sanders Law
Re^2: The last time I used a dial-up modem was...
by jhourcle (Prior) on Aug 10, 2006 at 18:59 UTC

    There are two main types of winmodems --

    • The early ones just didn't have flash in the modem itself but had a DPS (digital signal processor), so they'd have to load it into the modem after each reboot. (Lucent LT was one of these, I think, but it's been 7 years since I've done dial-up support) These can be loaded from Linux, and can be very reliable, so long as you have a good driver for it.
    • The modem uses the CPU for the datapump. (I want to say the Rockwall HSF was one) It's obvious as your CPU load goes up when the modem is in use.

    It's much more likely that a modem that has its own DSP can still be used in linux. Take a look at modemsite or linmodems to try to identify your modem and find linux drivers.

Re^2: The last time I used a dial-up modem was...
by blogical (Pilgrim) on Aug 10, 2006 at 17:48 UTC
    I remember that battle. I thought support for most winmodems under linux was pretty advanced now.

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