|PCTel HSP MicroModem Configuration mini-HOWTO|
#! /bin/bash /sbin/insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/pctel.o /sbin/insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/ptserial.o # end file
You can save this file as modemon and then isuue the commands
bash$ chmod 700 modemon
bash$ cp modemon /usr/bin/modemon
Now, whenever you type in the command bash$ modemon , the modules will get loaded automatically
There are a number of websites, mailing lists that may help you while you try to configure your modem.
The unofficial pctel linux driver site at http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/pctel-linux/
The unofficial PCTel modem-Linux compatibility database at http://pctelcompdb.sourceforge.net.
The linmodem site (the mother page of all linmodem projets) at http://www.linmodems.org
A huge lists of lin/winmodems at http://www.idir.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html
A list of AT commands from PCTel at http://www.pctel.com/atcommands_dev.htm
For latest information related to linmodems, visit http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/.
The linmodem-howto is available at http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Linmodem-HOWTO.html.
The most important mailing list for linmodems is
You can subscribe to that list by going to
http://www.linmodems.org or by sending a blank e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> .
I have seen a number of modem manufacturers (Dax, Zoltrix, Lectron, Tiacom etc) providing linux drivers for their modems that have PCTel chip sets.
Actually most (if not all) of these drivers are slightly modified form of the drivers at Jan's and the modems.dewback.cl site, and so, in most cases, there is no point in downloading them.
However, you may try out the pre-compiled (distro specific) drivers at http://www.geocities.com/jcmp3/. Just note that I have not personally tested out these drivers, and I don't know much about them.
Moreover, in the early days of 2.4x kernels, Thomas Wright had made a PCTel driver and you can find it in his website at http://www.geocities.com/tom_in_rc/.
Well, the best way to identify the chip set of your modem is to open up the cabinet of the machine., gently pull out the modem from it's slot (only if it is not integrated into your motherboard), and see the name printed on the black chip on the modem. (be very very careful while doing these, and make sure that all power supplies to the system is disconnected, and touch the ground/a metallic surface before handling any of the circuitry/wires in the machine). But sometimes, this is not possible and so you will have to adopt other methods.
The next best method is to run the command
bash$ lspci -n
This command will give you the numeric PCI id of your modem (you may have to run bash$ lspci to crosscheck the device id) and you will have to submit the number at http://www.yourvote.com/pci/ Here you may or may not get the exact name of the chip set you have.
The unofficial PCTel modem-Linux compatibility database at http://pctelcompdb.sourceforge.net. might also be of some help in this case
If you do not get the name, you can go through the database at http://www.idir.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html#drivers and search for an entry on your modem.
You can also ask at the local LUGs or ask your friends or even (a bad way, no doubt), ask the support personnel of your modem manufacturer.
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