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conexant modem inexistent for Red Hat 9

Occasional Contributor

conexant modem inexistent for Red Hat 9


my notebbok is compaq presario 2156ea with Conexant 56k AClink Modem but I can't configure Internet connection.
Please, help me.

Many thanks, for your support. Roberto
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: conexant modem inexistent for Red Hat 9


These laptops generally were not designed with Linux in mind.

What about Conexant's web siet.

AC-Link (AC '97) modems are primarily internal notebook modems, although some desktop computers may use AC-Link modems on plug in cards or integrated into the motherboard.

Click here for drivers:


Steven E Protter
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David Asgeirsson
Valued Contributor

Re: conexant modem inexistent for Red Hat 9

Yes, you definitely need
Note that they are now charging a fee for the full-featured drivers, and only give out free a 14.4 version.

You will need to note down which kernel version you are running, what architecture it is built for (i686 probably) and which distribution (Redhat 7,8,9, Mandrake etc) With that information you can probably download a compatible rpm package of the driver, and install it with

rpm -i hcfpcimodem.version.etc etc

They have detailed instructions on their site. Good luck I'm trying to get my conexant modem working as well.

Re: conexant modem inexistent for Red Hat 9


I am not working for SuSE in any way but if you try with that distro you may find your Conexant "driver" as a RPM as I.

I had been tryng to get working a Lucent and a HSF Conexant modem in RH 8.0 and 9.0 in that order without succes until I realize that SuSE include rpm for both modems.
I have an armada 1560