Subject: Re: Using Metricom under NetBSD?
To: Jason R Thorpe , Steve Bellovin <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/15/2001 00:02:20
> > Is anyone using Metricom under NetBSD via other than the serial port?
> > They have USB and PCMCIA modems available, too.  The USB version, at 
> > least, seems to configure under Windows as something like a modem.
>Michael Graff <> made the USB Metricom work with the
>umodem driver -- and I assume the PCMCIA model just looks like a normal
>PCMCIA modem.

i can personally vouch for the external metricom modems working.  very
well, i might add.

i got one in the middle of last december, plugged it in, configured
ppp, and there ya go.  the usb stuff worked fine (modulo the
occasional crash, which has more or less been replaced with needing to
just unplugging the thing in between dials).  the serial stuff works
well too, although the bandwidth is not  usb is
routinely giving me up to around 25 kilobytes per second.  yes,

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