This is indeed a winmodem according to the USRobotics website. I knew to avoid
those like the plague, but since the modem cost twice as much as all the other
modems and it didn't say winmodem anywhere on the box I figured it was safe. I
thought USR was reputable. This sucks. I feel duped. Off to the store to
replace this....


---------- Original Message -----------
To: "Alex Teslik" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, "list-freebsd-questions"
Sent: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 12:56:45 -0500
Subject: RE: 3Com USRobotics 5699B 56k fax modem install

> On 4.8 the dmesg
> pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x12b9, dev=0x1007) at 10.0 irq 2
> Means one of 2 things.
> your modem is what is known as an winmodem. A cheap modem mfg just
> for ms/windblows market. Which FBSD does not work with. If this PCI
> modem card works under windows with special driver loaded then it's
> am winmodem. You can look at the modem circuit board and if it has
> lucent chips, it's an winmodem. You are SOL. Replace it with an PCI
> modom card that has onboard controller and DSP functions.  Or use
> any external serial modem.
> Your PC has legacy bios which does not ID PCI modem cards correctly.
> In this case add  device pun  to your kernel source and recompile
> it.
> This device has additional code to probe your system's bio's using
> different methods which in most cases results on your PCI modem card
> being found. Also works for unknown Nic cards on PC with legacy
> bio's.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Alex Teslik
> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 12:09 PM
> To: list-freebsd-questions
> Subject: 3Com USRobotics 5699B 56k fax modem install
> Hello,
>     I've been trying to get this faxmodem setup so I can use
> hylafax, but with
> marginal luck. There is lots of documentation for adding support for
> modems, but I can't find anything for PCI PNP modems. I don't know
> what to do
> from here.
> Here is some output - any recommendations greatly appreciated:
> dmesg:
> ...
> pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x12b9, dev=0x1007) at 10.0 irq 2
> ...
> sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
> sio0: type 16550A
> sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
> sio1: type 16550A
> pciconf -lv:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:10:0:        class=0x078000 card=0x00c212b9
> chip=0x100712b9
> rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
>     vendor   = '3COM Corp, Modem Division (Formerly US Robotics)'
>     device   = 'ERL3263A-0 USR 56k Internal DF GWPCI PC99'
>     class    = simple comms
> uname -a:
> FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #5: Fri Feb  6
> 07:22:37
> PST 2004
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/DUALP3-4_8_0-RELEASE  i386
> pnpinfo is not relevant with this card because this card is PCI, not
> ISA.
> Thanks!
> Alex
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