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Re: [hylafax-users] Help finding multi-modem capable USB modems(willwrite HOWTO)
Thanks for the update. I have taken a quick look around and can't find any
(US) retailers that carry Zaapa modems. :-( Do you know of any?
I am also just about to send a note to the list regarding V.92 USB modems and
the apparent complete lack of support for them by Linux. I'll let you know
where we end up.
On Monday 14 April 2003 08:27 am, Pedro Rocadas wrote:
> Ok. Finally I got some time (and patient ehehe) to
> look at the modem brand. Zaapa is the name and here is
> the link to their webpage.
> The chipset maker is not Zaapa of course, but if they
> not have that kind of info just tell me and I will
> check the win driver. Cheers.
> --- Pedro Rocadas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > --- Bill Binko <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Pedro,
> > > 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.
> > That's why you must search for the expensive ones
> > ;-).
> > > I suppose it makes
> > > sense: software modems
> > > probably make it easier to make smaller devices
> > > which hits the mobile
> > > part of the USB market.
> > No, for me with some special neededs, putting the
> > hard
> > work in the OS side it's stupid. Make sense for a
> > manufacturer to sell cheap modems but they are crap.
> > My sister has a USB Zappa modem, it's small, but you
> > have linux drivers (I know because moved by
> > curiosity
> > I search in the net ;-) ). I don't know if you can
> > find this brand in your market but you must search
> > not
> > for Zapa (or Zappa?) brand but for the chipset
> > manufacturer.
> > > > 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
> > > USD.
> > If they claim that, I guess it's true.
> > > 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.
> > Read above. More expensive too... :-).
> > > Has anyone used either of these successfully in a
> > > multi-modem setup?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Bill
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