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Re: [hylafax-users] Help finding multi-modem capable USB modems(willwrite HOWTO)
Thanks for the response.
> I guess that any modem supported by linux and using
> rockwell chipsets will be fine.
That's where I started, but unfortunately, there are very few USB modems
that I have been able to find that actually use the (non-winmodem)
Conexant/Rockwell chipsets. I suppose it makes sense: software modems
probably make it easier to make smaller devices which hits the mobile
part of the USB market.
> However, for what I
> know, Multitech modems are the best piece of hardware
> that you could find, expensive yes, but their tech
> staff are very helpfull and they do firmware fixes continuously.
I have found two Multitech USB modems:
The MultiModem USB (http://multitech.com/products/MultiModemUSB/) is the
only USB modem at Multi-Tech that they claim is Linux compatible. This,
along with the fact that it uses the ACM command set driver seems to
hint that it uses the Rockwell chipset, but I can't find that in the
docs. Lowest price I could find (from http://pricewatch.com) is $106
The MultiMobile USB (http://www.multitech.com/PRODUCTS/MultiMobileUSB/)
is a very small (inline) USB modem based on the Lucent Pegasus chipset.
Multi-Tech doesn't claim Linux support on this one, but there is a
driver for the Pegasus according to
http://www.idir.net/~gromitkc/usblist.php. The going price for this
one is currently $140 USD.
Has anyone used either of these successfully in a multi-modem setup?
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