The FBSD 4.9 install system has drivers for most of the Nic cards and modems in use today, so there is no need to recompile the kernel unless you have some piece of hardware not covered by the GENERIC kernel. If your usb phone modem is an winmodem it will not work with FBSD period. Winmodem are manufactured specially for MS/Windows systems. Install FBSD and when completed, halt your FBSD system and then power off, plug in usb modem, and power on. Review the boot log /var/run/dmesg.boot file looking for message that your modem was found, if found use 'user ppp' to dial your isp and login for you to gain internet access. If your usb modem is found as (unknown) you are SOL, (sh_t out of luck). Get your self an real serial com port external modem. They work with out any fuss. That's the easiest way for an newbe.
Good luck friend. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Roberto Pereyra Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 4:01 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: usb modems Hi I want to install in my FreeBSD 4.9 box a USB Encore modem. I newbie in freebsd and I have some questions: - I must recompile the kernel source ? - Which options I must add ? - How I can use my modem ? Thanks in advance. roberto -- _____________________________________________________________ Web-based SMS services available at http://www.operamail.com. >From your mailbox to local or overseas cell phones. Powered by Outblaze _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"