Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Mon Jul 11 19:22:19 GMT 2005

Frans-Jan v. Steenbeek wrote:

>Hey folks!
>As a long time user of FreeBSD, I have come to a problem I cannot solve
>alone :) So your help is apreciated...
>I have moved to an appartement where I have to rely on a modem for the
>time being. DSL is following soon, but until then I have purchased a modem
>wich claims to be a hardware modem. The main chip on the device says:
>Conexant         <- bad news?
>RHS6D/SP-PCI     <- google gives no avail...
>R6795-11         /
>F21824.2         <- whatever...
>0011  MEXICO     \
>In Windows XP (wich I installed because FreeBSD didnt detect the darn
>thing) the device is recognized as "best data data fax modem" and working.
>It deems the device to be using IRQ 17 and I/O EC00-EC07, but telling this
>to device.hints doesnt work (irq out of bitmap). The hardware string
>Windows gives me is: PCI\VEN_14F1&DEV_1085&SUBSYS_108514F1&REV_89.
>>From the looks of it I've come to think this is a software WinModem, but I
>do not doubt that this can be just one of the posibilities of the device,
>and thus used by Windows (easy road).
>Is there any way to get this thing working with FreeBSD (5.4)? Or is this
>indeed a dreaded WinModem?
>Please help me with this :) And please CC me, as I am not on this list
>right now (modem... bandwith...) Thanks!
Look through linmodem.com. They have a nice list on there of true 
hardware modems, winmodems, etc.

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