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Re: USR 5633 Robotics Modem in Debian

On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:43:14 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:

> On 05/25/2011 08:17 AM, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Wed, 25 May 2011 07:41:38 -0500, John Hasler wrote:
>>> Camaleón writes:
>>>> How can a modem be both "serial" (rs-232) and "internal"
>>> By having a UART on the card and appearing to the computer as a serial
>>> port.  I have several of these in my junkbox (all ISA, though).
>> :-D
>> Yep, but that's a "controller-based" modem (a PCI card that has the
>> full components to achieve the modem task, all done by hardware), they
>> are not called "serial modems". "Serial", in this case, just refers to
>> the interface.
> Those modems (I also had a couple of them back in the day) *are* serial
> modems.  There just wasn't a DE-9 connector on them.


I do hope you understand there is a slightly difference between rs-232 
and PCI interfaces.



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