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David S.Lawyer

v0.29, July 2003

Help with selecting, connecting, configuring, trouble-shooting, and understanding analog modems for a PC. Limited coverage of V.90 digital modems.

1. Introduction

2. Modems for a Linux PC

3. Modem Pools

4. Serial Port and Modem Basics

5. Configuring Overview

6. Locating the Serial Port: IO address, IRQs

7. Configuring the Serial Driver (high-level) "stty"

8. Modem Configuration (excluding serial port)

9. Serial Port Devices /dev/ttyS2, (or /dev/ttys/2) etc.

10. Interesting Programs You Should Know About

11. Trying Out Your Modem (Dialing Out)

12. Dial-In

13. Uugetty for Dial-In (from the old Serial-HOWTO)

14. What Speed Should I Use with My Modem?

15. Communications Programs And Utilities

16. Two Modems (Modem Doubling)

17. Troubleshooting

18. Flash Upgrades

19. Other Sources of Information

20. Appendix A: How Analog Modems Work (technical) (unfinished)

21. Appendix B: Analog Voice Infeasible Over Non-Voice Modem

22. Appendix C: "baud" vs. "bps"

23. Appendix D: Terminal Server Connection

24. Appendix E: Digital Modems: ISDN, DSL, RAS

25. Appendix F: Leased Line Modems

26. Appendix G: Fax pixels (dots)

27. Appendix H: Antique Modems

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