3Com USRobotics 5699B 56k fax modem install

JJB Barbish3 at adelphia.net
Sat Feb 7 09:56:47 PST 2004

On 4.8 the dmesg
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x12b9, dev=0x1007) at 10.0 irq 2

Means one of 2 things.

your modem is what is known as an winmodem. A cheap modem mfg just
for ms/windblows market. Which FBSD does not work with. If this PCI
modem card works under windows with special driver loaded then it's
am winmodem. You can look at the modem circuit board and if it has
lucent chips, it's an winmodem. You are SOL. Replace it with an PCI
modom card that has onboard controller and DSP functions.  Or use
any external serial modem.

Your PC has legacy bios which does not ID PCI modem cards correctly.
In this case add  device pun  to your kernel source and recompile
This device has additional code to probe your system's bio's using
different methods which in most cases results on your PCI modem card
being found. Also works for unknown Nic cards on PC with legacy

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Alex Teslik
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 12:09 PM
To: list-freebsd-questions
Subject: 3Com USRobotics 5699B 56k fax modem install


    I've been trying to get this faxmodem setup so I can use
hylafax, but with
marginal luck. There is lots of documentation for adding support for
modems, but I can't find anything for PCI PNP modems. I don't know
what to do
from here.

Here is some output - any recommendations greatly appreciated:

pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x12b9, dev=0x1007) at 10.0 irq 2
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A

pciconf -lv:
none2 at pci0:10:0:        class=0x078000 card=0x00c212b9
rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = '3COM Corp, Modem Division (Formerly US Robotics)'
    device   = 'ERL3263A-0 USR 56k Internal DF GWPCI PC99'
    class    = simple comms

uname -a:
FreeBSD xxx.xxx.xxx 4.8-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #5: Fri Feb  6
PST 2004
xxx at xxx.xxx.xxx:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/DUALP3-4_8_0-RELEASE  i386

pnpinfo is not relevant with this card because this card is PCI, not

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