[NCLUG] dialup on notebook

Sean Reifschneider jafo-nclug at tummy.com
Fri Aug 23 00:40:53 MDT 2002

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 11:33:02AM -0600, William Dan Terry wrote:
>I upgraded to KRUD 7.3 on my IBM Thinkpad. In the switch I also switched
>PCMCIA cards to a cardbus 3com combo ehternet/modem. I had an Intel Pro

Remember that PCMCIA has some special things in it for handling a modem,
they kind of act differently than other cards, and look like a regular
serial port.  A combo card is probably going to be entirely different.

In fact, I'd guess it's more like the 3com combo ethernet/modem mini-PCI
card that came in my laptop.  This was a win-modem and doesn't seem to be
supported under Linux.  My solution to that was to replace it with the
Xircom mini-PCI card (which I got for like $35 on ebay from a guy in
Singapore), which has an LT winmodem and eepro net.  They both work just

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