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Modem-HOWTO

David S.Lawyer mailto:dave@lafn.org

v0.39, January 2007
Help with selecting, connecting, configuring, trouble-shooting, and understanding analog modems for a PC.

1. Introduction

2. Modems for a Linux PC

3. Modem Pools, RAS

4. Serial Port and Modem Basics

5. Configuring Overview

6. Locating the Serial Port: IO address, IRQs

7. Configuring the Serial Driver (high-level) "stty"

8. Modem Configuration (excluding serial port)

9. Serial Port Devices /dev/ttyS4, (or /dev/ttys/4) etc.

10. Interesting Programs You Should Know About

11. Trying Out Your Modem (Dialing Out)

12. Dial-In

13. Uugetty for Dial-In (from the old Serial-HOWTO)

14. What Speed Should I Use with My Modem?

15. Communications Programs And Utilities

16. Two Modems (Modem Doubling)

17. ISDN "Modems"

18. Troubleshooting

19. Flash Upgrades

20. Other Sources of Information

21. Appendix A: How Analog Modems Work (technical) (unfinished)

22. Appendix B: Analog Voice Infeasible Over Non-Voice Modem

23. Appendix C: "baud" vs. "bps"

24. Appendix D: Terminal Server Connection

25. Appendix E: Cable and DSL modems

26. Appendix F: Connecting 2 Modems Directly Back-to-Back (Leased Lines).

27. Appendix G: Fax pixels (dots)

28. Appendix H: Stty Hanging Problem (prior to 2000)

29. Appendix G: Antique Modems


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