I've been using a Lucent
winmodem under Linux without problems for the last 8months. While originally the driver
s (which were actually kernel module
s) were closed source
and only worked properly with a specific version of the kernel
, they have since improved greatly, supporting both 2.2 and 2.4 kernels.
As for the hardware being crap, I'm not sure what your problem is. My modem is an ultra-generic (No manufacturer's name on the box, but it does have a Lifetime Waranty
) one that cost me less than $25 retail. I can only assume that it's very closesly based on the reference board
, as /proc/pci
Communication controller: Lucent (ex-AT&T) Microelectronics L56xMF (rev 1)
The only bad thing I have to say 'bout the unit is that the (outdated) version of the drivers I'm using maps to /dev/ttyS14. Serial port FIFTEEN, WTF?