Old spec w. no lovin'

Andrew Jorgensen andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 17:38:34 BST 2006

On 10/7/06, Constantine Evans <constantine at evanslabs.org> wrote:
> We can't support most winmodems out of the box, because there are no
> free drivers, and companies like Conexant refuse to release specs under
> reasonable terms.

Unless I'm mistaken it's worse than this.  The whole concept of a
winmodem is that it's brain-dead and lets the computer work out how to
modulate and demodulate the signals.  Basically a win-modem is a
really simple sound-card.  In fact it shouldn't be hard to get some
kind of sound out of a winmodem.  The problem then is that there isn't
any open-source code to handle all the modem standards and nogotiation
processes to make a modem work properly.  If someone ever writes such
code it should be a short jump to get most win-modems working -- they
might could all even use the same modem code.

If someone knows of a win-modem for which there is a completely
open-source driver then please correct me.

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