Subject: Re: Hope for winmodem support?
To: None <>
From: Bernd Sieker <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/15/2001 12:40:33
On 14.02.01, 22:45:38, wrote:
> > > really? it's much better to spend a little more money (10-20$) for real
> > > modem instead of such strange thing
> > 
> > I assume the concern is more relevant towards those who have internal
> > modems, such as in a laptop. Even then, PCMCIA modems can be had for $30 off
> there modems are winmodems too?!

No, usually not. He meant notebooks' _internal_ modems are usually
WinModems (or even multifunction Audio/Modem devices, as in my

But one could circumvent this problem by getting a cheap PCMCIA modem,
which is handled just like a serial interface software-wise. (Even
NetBSD sees a "com1 at pcmcia0" or the like.)

> horror..

Bernd Sieker

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