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From: "Araneda, Dorian" <>
To: "'Sandro Dentella'" <>
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Subject: RE: Info on modem MD56xx on Linux (PCMCIA)
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 06:41:34 -0700 
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unfortunately this is a known problem in this version.

there seems to be a compression problem when downloading
certian files.

it usually happens with files that have a high potential to
be compressed such as : uncompressed files and ISO images.
it also appears to be driver speed related.  the linux
runs a bit different than the windows driver and may 
run faster.

I was experiencing problems download a certain Redhat image.
it would die at around 100Kb.

try the new beta408-1  driver first.
here are the links to download the latest beta:

distributions that I have tested are mandrake 8.0, SuSE 7.1, Redhat 7.1
and Redhat 7.0.

there are some special instructions to installing the new driver
the primary one is: you have to have compiler and  kernel source to compile
the driver.
it is available on the cd's that came with your distribution.

there are special instructions for version 408-1  to work in Redhat 7.1.
if you have this version let me know and I will help you get the driver to
compile for it.

test out the download with this driver and let me know how it goes.
I am very interested.  I am hoping it works.
reason is, there has been ALOT of changes (almost a year's worth of changes)
to the core code since the last version.

If it still does not work. let me know and we can resort shutting off
v90 via AT commands.

I personally have not tested any PCMCIA cards but I believe the driver
should work fine with one.  I have had beta testers that the older
driver worked on their PCMCIA card just fine.

Dorian S. Araneda
Product Engineer,
Intel Residential Access Division (RAD)  (ticker: INTC)
110 Horizon Dr., Suite 300, Raleigh, NC  27615

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandro Dentella []
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 6:24 AM
Subject: Info on modem MD56xx on Linux (PCMCIA)

Dear Mr. Araneda,

  I have a modem whose ati* commads gives the result that follows.

  1. Is that a chipset supported by your drivers under Linux
     Docs from your r-333-5.tgz only speack about PCI not PCMCIA

  Funny thing is that it works *really* well while donwnloading and freezes
  the ppp connection as soon as I upload more that 10/20 Kbytes, This only
  happens under Linux. Driver for Win98 works good. 

  Is it sufficient to change AT strings?

  Thanks in advance for your time.


Sandro Dentella  *:-)

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