Re: Modem not working in Linksys PCMCIA Ethernet + modem combo
once upon the Tue, 21 Nov 2000 18:18:47 -0500 night dreary, while I
emailed weak and weary, quoth Mike:
> Petr Hlustik wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 04:04:34PM -0500, Joanne Hunter wrote:
> > > > I have the Linksys Ethernet + modem PCMCIA card (PCMLM56) and can't
> > > > get the modem to work (the Ethernet worked right after potato
> > > > install). The system is Toshiba 2545 XCDT.
> > >
> > > I hate to have to tell you this, but...
> > > The modem in that card is a Lucent winmodem. There's a driver for it
> > > (look on www.linmodems.org)
> No, it's not. I have that card and it works just fine with no extra drivers
> needed. Just used it briefly about half an hour ago, in fact. And I do
> *not* have any special drivers for it.
> > I can try installing the Lucent winmodem driver but I hate to think that
> > either Linksys has changed the chip in mid-production or there is some
> > really deceiving advertising going on.
> Unless Linksys changed the chip in midproduction, this card is a real modem..
They very well may have done that. When did either of you two (with
functional modems) get yours? I picked mine up around April or May
this year, and it was very definitely a Lucent winmodem. Definitely
same model number as Petr's too (just checked the receipt).
I wish I still had the serial number... I sold the thing to a friend
who has since dropped off the face of the planet, so not much luck
Joanne C Hunter
Of course I don't know how interesting any of this really is,
but you've got it in your brain cells now so you're stuck with it.