Configuring Win Modems for Laptops

Other issues regarding modems focus on Linux notebook users with laptops using controllerless modems. These modems use proprietary software to emulate a hardware modem and are commonly referred to as WinModems due to the software being available only on Windows. Despite the release of binary-only drivers to enable use of some of these modems, these devices remain the bane of Linux notebook and some desktop users.

You might find some support for Lucent (but not Lucent AMR), Motorola SM56-type, the IBM Mwave, and Conexant HSF (not HCF) controllers. At the time of this writing, there was no support for any 3Com or U.S. Robotics controllerless modems. For links to drivers and more information, browse to the Linux WinModem web page at


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