How to connect via Dial up?


I have installed my modem via YaST. It has been detected. but it is a bit odd, when I see this message in Modem Configuration Overview window.

Under Modem Device tab I have the followings:

this one I believe should be my modem:

82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller

and this one is my ISP provider settings that I just created.

modem0     Modem     Easy-Dial up

My modem is a PCI modem and it has been detected just fine by SUSE 11.3

but I have this info also at the bottom.

82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (not connected)

The device is not configured. Press Edit for configuration.

and I have no idea about this one, since the modem is installed on the board, what does it mean it is not connected?

My problem is after installing the modem i can not make a dial up connection via network manager, because there is no dial up option to choose from. which is also odd.

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The AC '97 is a Winmodem, that is, it relies on Windows software to drive it. You need to install ndiswrapper and install the relevant Windows driver before you can configure it.

SDB:Ndiswrapper - openSUSE focuses on wireless drivers but the principles involved in installing the software for a dialup modem are the same.

Thanks for your the reply.

I didn’t know that I’ve got a Winmodem. It was a useful piece of info.

Now that I know that my modem is a Winmodem, rather than a real modem, I guess I have two options:

  1. Find out my modem model, Check out the Windows driver compatibility list from the website you mentioned, and if it is there, then I can download and install ndiswrapper, and then find the relative Windows drivers and install the device and use it.

  2. Forget All about the modem, throw it into the dustbin and discard it forever. Then get a Linux compatible Fax/Modem Device.

Now, in order to take the first option, I need to know what is my modem model, its chip-set, and any info that I can use to determine if it is compatible or not.
How can I do that? Where should I look?

This might sound stupid since I have already mentioned the second option, but if it is not supported by ndiswrapper, is there a way to get device working? or I should not take any chances?

The website is the opensuse how to for installing your winmodem.
Just follow the instructions there and it should work.

Alright then, thanks for the quick reply. I will try the tutorial step by step and will let you know If I solved it.

I just scanned the sdb page quickly. If you have the window driver in a windows install, it will probably be quicker to use it than searching for the driver. (After installing ndiswrapper, of course)

Thanks again, but I think I have to find the drivers since I don’t have a Windows on my machine.