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Date:      Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:19:01 +0300
From:      Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com>
To:        Lars Eighner <luvbeasie@larseighner.com>
Cc:        "Conrad J. Sabatier" <conrads@cox.net>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: What dialup modem WILL work with 8.x and uart?
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On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 13:18, Lars Eighner <luvbeasie@larseighner.com>wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Aug 2011, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
>
>  On Sun, 21 Aug 2011 11:34:22 -0500 (CDT)
>> Lars Eighner <luvbeastie@larseighner.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Since uart in 8.x will not support my PCI 3com hardware modem (as
>>> FreeBSD sio has since 4.x) and my PR is gathering dust, before I buy
>>> any more coaster sets from osdisc.com, it behooves to ask if there
>>> are any dialup modems that 8.x uart actually supports for ppp on
>>> demand?
>>>
>>
>> Do you have a serial port on your machine?  If so, why not go with an
>> external modem?  Always worked for me, back in the day.  :-)
>>
>
> And my internal hardware modem worked for me when there was a serial
> driver,
> namely sio.  It won't work with 8.x and uart, so there is no reason to
> think
> that things that used to work with sio will work with uart.
>
> That's my question: what dialup modem is KNOWN to work with uart on 8.x?
>
>
This is a very legit question. Perhaps documentation for 8.x needs to be
updated by those in the know.

I live in some 3rd world country (BTW, how does one become 1st world?) and
the use of modems of any kind seems to have died away with the advent of GSM
networks and 3G/WCDMA.
I was almost going out yelling that modems (internal/external/USB) are
becoming obsolete. How wrong I was!!

BTW, Lars, which country do you live in? Still no 3G there??

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