Ya. A corollary of that logic might also include:
* change ISP
* buy a new laptop
* why don't you just use Windows!
* the house you live in is a dump
* move to where there is landline broadband
* move country
* get something more interesting to do on a Sunday morning
* wash the car - you're a disgrace
I fully understand the limitations of software modems. Congratulations on
owning a hardware modem. I don't want one. I have a fine old Dell laptop
that works just dandy and I have no intention of attaching more things to it
when all I need is emergency access to telecom dialup.
Actually I think I have a USR hardware modem somewhere but the olde serial
port connection has long since disappeared from the laptop design.
Do NOT suggest I buy a conversion cable on ebay. (see problem with no
connection to Internet and no desire to have a hardware modem dangling off
2009/5/24 Michael Watterson <watty at eircom.net>
> Ian Spillane wrote:
>>> Problem: 3 Broadband have cut off my lifeline to the Internet as over my
>> per month limit for the next 2 weeks (I cannot challenge this highly
>> irregular bill until the bill is generated in two weeks - I think they
>> combined the limit on a closing account with the new account I opened in
>> same name to get the latest USB modem).
>>>> Currently: For some strange reason, once the laptop is logged into
>> Google/Gmail I have access to all Google services (Gmail, Reader, Maps,
>> cached pages). Don't tell 3!
>>>> Question 1: Anyone know of a system still existing where I can get files
>> email. In particular need
>>>>http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/full/archive/hsfmodem-7.80.02.04full/hsfmodem_7.80.02.04full_k2.6.28_11_generic_ubuntu_i386.deb.zipto>> try to get my laptop dialup modem working again (I can barely remember
>> how that works).
>>>> Question 2: Anyone got any tips for really really simple and effective
>> wardriving. A beep from the laptop when open wifi is detected would be the
>> biz. Got to be an easy script.
>>>> Please attach any files (see Problem above).
>>>> Ian (speaking to you from the late 1980s).
>>>>> Personally I'd find different software or a different Modem.
> "real" HW modems need no driver at all. Just work on a Serial Port (or
> USB/ISA/PCI devices that implement a Serial Port) with AT commands.
> I have several external and various PCI & ISA models that need no drivers
> on ANY OS.
>> "Software" Modems or Soundcard modems also have a tendency to drop packets
> if you do something "busy" on your PC/Laptop.
>> Because the scope of this project has grown beyond the capacity of a single
> volunteer and legal issues prevent us from using a classic open-source
> development model, the HCF and HSF drivers are now available in two
>>> # a *free* version (limited to 14.4Kbps data), available at no cost. Please
> use it to test if your hardware is compatible.
> # a *full* version (with 56K and FAX), available for a modest price <
>> The DGC driver is available at no charge. Proceeds will be used to further
> improve the drivers. Getting the full version <
>http://www.linuxant.com/store/> is the best way to encourage us and ensure
> that this project continues.
>> *If you are wondering why a Linux driver isn't already included in the
> price you paid for your modem, or disagree with the practice of selling
> Linux software, please read this explanation <
>> *Thank you for your support!*
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