Recommended modem for FreeBSD + HylaFax

Willy Offermans W.K.Offermans at
Thu Jun 10 13:16:14 GMT 2004

Dear FreeBSD (and maybe HylaFax) friends,

I'm using FreeBSD 5.2.1 and HylaFax 4.1.8 for my faxserver. Till now I had an extern, serial modem and everything worked perfectly. But this extern, serial modem needs an extra power supply and that is very inconvenient. I'm planning to replace the extern, serial modem with an internal or USB modem, in any case without the need of extra power supply. I already tried several modems from various computer shops, but all of them didn't work somehow. Surfing the net about this issue, I found that HylaFax recommends Multitech modems. I found two candidates on

 -) MT5634ZPX-PCI-U-NV
 -) MT5634ZBA-USB-V92

The first one is a PCI intern and the second one is a USB without power supply.

Does anybody out there has experiences with one or both modems with respect to FreeBSD 5.2.1 and / or HylaFax 4.1.8?

Is there another PCI or USB modem, people can advice me to buy, which work perfectly with FreeBSD 5.2.1 and / or HylaFax 4.1.8?

Met vriendelijke groeten,
With kind regards,
Mit freundlichen Gruessen,
De jruus wah,


W.K. Offermans
Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
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