Re: Hardware Change .... How to update
> On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 11:04:26 -0700 (PDT)
> Khurram Pirzada <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Previously I had Lucent "winmodem", which is NOT supported in GNU/Debian or any
>> linux. So I have changed and brought 2 new: 1) Apache CONEXANT 2) US Robotics, which
>> are both hardware based. Since my understanding of linux is that of novice, I assume
>> that at the time of installation, debian detects hardware and lists them in some
>> file. And unlike Windows, its NOT PnP. So I would like to ask:
>> What must I do for my Debian to see new modem and install/use it for 56k connection?
>> It is internal PCI-based. If in any case it might help, it is
>> US Robotics, A-Modem/PCI, USR90-11, E124323.1
>> Your help is much appreciated.
> Hardware modems don't need drivers. Install minicom and see if you can
> talk to the modem; it should be something like /dev/ttys0. For USR
> modems, the 'ATIn' (n is a single digit)  commands are helpful. If
> you can talk to it, then the next thing to do is to configure whatever
> software you plan to use with the modem.
Wvdial will scan your ports, find your modem, configure it automatically and
connect to the internet! There is a Wvdial guide  on the NewbieDOC wiki .