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keywords:modem,pcmcia,fedora,linux,compatible,dial,dialup,wintel,lintel,baud,zonet,zfm5600,zfm5600-cf, description:Zonet ZFM5600-CF PCMCIA modem works great and appears to be totally compatible with Fedora Core 3 Linux. title:Zonet ZFM5600-CF PCMCIA modem works great with Fedora Core 3 Linux. Updated July 29, 2005 Zonet's web page: http://www.zonetusa.com/DispProduct.asp?ProductID=110 Nice pcmcia v.92 dial up modem. Full hardward modem (not wintel). Works with Linux, specifically tested with Fedora Core 3 on a Compaq Presario (yes, it's an ancient machine: 390MHz CPU, 384Kb ram, 4Gb hard drive). I had to use /dev/ttyS1 since the network control couldn't use the sym link /dev/modem. Don't know why. Also used the network control instead of kppp since kppp doesn't have a "allow all users to activate" feature. FWIW, I think I went in as root and chmod o+rw /dev/ttyS1 Settings are 115200 baud, CTS/RTS, CR line endings, no lock file. The internal serial port is /dev/ttyS0, and apparently that is also the built-in wintel modem. I never had any success with the built in wintel modem. The linmodem stuff that I downloaded wouldn't run due to some library conflict (I seem to recollect that it wanted an older kernel). From NewEgg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16839130001 Zonet ZFM5600-CF V.92 56Kbps FAX/Modem PCMCIA PC Card - Retail Price from NewEgg was $30 including shipping. I think the modem arrived 4 business days after being ordered.