# need help with a HSP56 MicroModem COM2

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#### ruben dario

I really need the exact driver, it could be sent via email. or a exact site. please tell me where can find a driver for a HSP56 MicroModem COM2 for linux. thank you very much.

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#### Kelly, Rick

Hello... Your modem is in fact a WinModem and as such requires the Win9x OS to be present. With this type of modem, operating parameters (Comx, IRQ and base address) are assigned by the OS during system start up. As well... data compression and error correction algorithms are not supported in the modem hardware, those functions are off loaded to the main system CPU. This modem will not run with any version of Red Hat (unless something has changed of late that I am not aware of). As to other versions of Linux... I doubt it. Again... unless things have changed... for a modem to work with Linux it must have the ability to set its self to a standard base address and to a standard IRQ. FYI... those settings are... Com1 = IRQ 4 & 03F8 Base Address, Com2 = IRQ 3 & 02F8 Base Address, Com3 = IRQ 4 & 03E8 Base Address and Com4 = IRQ 3 & 02E8 Base Address. Best Regards... Rick Kelly Chief Electrical Technician Natural Cuts, Cheese Operations Kraft Canada Inc. [email protected] (613) 537-8069 (V) (613) 537-8044 (F)

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#### Chris Kellock

The reason they call it a Winmodem is because most ofthe processing has been offloaded from the card to the operating system and the main processor. I have a winmodem in my Windows computer, and it uses a good bit of CPU. I've never seen any winmodems where you could get Linux drivers. I had an old external Hayes modem on my Linux box (disassembled now). Chris

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#### Curt Wuollet

Try poking around at linmodems.org. There are a few where the manufacturer has released enough info to write a driver. Winmodems are only about half a modem and do the other half in software. Since this software is typically only written for Windows and most vendors won't release info for the Linux folks to write an equivalent, they are pretty much useless for Linux. They aren't really that splendid for Windows either as they use processor cycles that are better spent elsewhere. If your time and aggrevation are worth anything it's best to get a real modem. I've found that most system vendors will provide one if you call them out for selling you half a modem. I absolutely refuse to buy any Winjunk. Printers that are useless without Windows are common also. This falls in the monopoly abuse catagory as an attempt to lock customers in to a Windows only world. They plead cost savings but I have always been able to find OS independant peripherals at the same or lower prices. It's a scam and you've been ripped off. Regards cww

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#### SIDHPURKBPL

hi all, i dont remember the original post, but i think it was for a linux driver for this modem. if so, u may go to the pctel.com website and get drivers for the same. this dsp chip is fairly common as an audio cum modem chip in sis motherboards. regards tomy zacharia instrumentation engineer

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#### Greg Goodman

the pctel website does not have linux drivers. the consumers/driver download page has drivers only for windows 95/98/NT. from their FAQ: "Can I use my modem with Operating systems other than Windows 95?" "Yes! PCTEL HSP technology operates in all Windows operating systems. These include Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows CE. PCTEL currently has no plans to run on the DOS, UNIX, or Linux operating systems. We support most DOS based programs in the DOS Box under Windows 95."

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#### Joe Jansen/ENGR/HQ/KEMET/US

I also found it somewhat amusing the way they made that FAQ question sound like it had a positive answer.. Does it work with anything other than Windows 95? YES!!! 95, 98, NT, you name it! Talk about cross platform! --Joe Jansen Calvin:"Can you draw anything besides Tigers?" Hobbes:"Sure! Leopards, Ocelots, Pumas, you name it!"

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#### Alexa

Chris, I have a Win98 and a HSP56 and I can't find the drivers for a 98 system. Do you have any suggestions?

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#### ratliffsc

Yea, i can get you the drivers for that. I actually have them. The problem with that micromodem is that i'm running winXPb2-2481 and winmodems as they are are not supported by XP in that build. but if you want the drivers for 95,98,nt,or 2000 email me and let me know.

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#### malanky

Alexa, if u haven't get the driver by now, go to www.pctel.com, then hit consumer, then driver, u shod find what u need. HSP56 modems are made by pctel.

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#### George

Have an HSP56 Micromodem installed on a Compaq Presario 5000 with a Win 2000 platform. When trying to send a fax on Word I get the response "MS Mail local fax not installed updated help file 129." Is this a fax modem? I cannot find "MSMail" in the MS site. Are these related issues. What is a micromodem? All help is appreciated. Thanks.....george

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#### david mickus

i actually need a driver for a hsp56 micromodem for windows 200 proffesioanl. is it available and where can i obtain one? if u have it i would kill for it, im trying to fix my moms e-machine or x-mas and it was working fine until we installled win-2000 prof. she has a digital camara and we are trying to get her pics downloaded to it and then get them printed.

thnaks so much for the help and happy holidays.
david mickus

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#### Neepa

Hi
I have a new HSP56 modem. My speed on Windows 98 is very very slow and on XP i cannot connect to internet.I keep getting the message,There is no dial tone.
Can you pls help me?