Driver for Modem

Adalbert Prokop adalbert.prokop at
Mon Jun 25 19:14:51 UTC 2007

Quaimuddeen Khan wrote on Monday 25 June 2007:

> Can anybody help me with detecting my computer's internal modem
> (Creative Modem Blaster (PCI) DI 5663) on Fedora 7 since Fedora is not
> able to recognize it.

Most probably it is a so-called winmodem. Simply spoken it is a castrated 
modem where some hardware functions has been moved into the driver 
(software) for unknown purposes. I suppose this way the manufacturer can 
make his hardware cheaper by one or two bucks. Because the manufacturer 
does not document his hardware it's very difficult to reverse engeneer 
the driver's functions and write drivers for linux.

Have a look at There you will find 
various documentation about winmodems. I doubt if you find a linux distro 
which supports a winmodem.

Good luck!


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supercomputers. -- Steven Feiner

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