Re: USR 5633 Robotics Modem in Debian
On Tue, 24 May 2011 14:11:12 -0500, Antonio Cruz wrote:
> I'm cuban and I'm new here.
> Recently I bought a USB Modem (USR 5633
> Robotics for dial-out), I'm using Debian Wheezy at home but I don't
> know how configure it. I used modemmanager but it doesn't work. If
> anybody can help me I will appreciate it.
Google only returns bad news for that modem, it says is not supported at
all in linux, sorry :-(
But you can still can make some tests, just in case. Open a console and
tail -f | dmesg
Then attach the modem and see if it gets detected and the system assigns
a port to it under "/dev/ttyUSB0" or "/dev/ttyACM0.
But be prepared for the worst, USB modems can be very difficult to
support in linux if the manufacturer did not provide the drivers nor
specifications. In this regard, old serial modems are much better than
USB ones (no drivers needed) ;-(