To solve your problem for Linux, I would make a couple of suggestions:
- Update your Linux distribution. I notice that you are using Red Hat 7.0, which lacks hardware support for your modem. However, there have been a number of major releases since that time with improvements to the hardware support.
- Check the following databases for hardware support for Linux entering your device.
- Linux Hardware Database
- Mandrake Linux Hardware
- Red Hat Linux Compatibility Database
- SuSE Linux Hardware Database
If these databases don't yield any results and you really want to use Linux and connect through your data adapter, then I suggest using these resources to help you decide on what model you may want to acquire.
- Finally, you could use Knoppix to try to detect your modem by booting from the CD-ROM and then have Knoppix hardware detection take a crack at discovering your modem. The Knoppix 3.7 disk is a free download and will probably have as modern a hardware detection database as any Linux distribution.
This was first published in December 2004