PCTel HSP MicroModem Configuration mini-HOWTO

Sayamindu Dasgupta

Jan Stifter

Revision History
Revision 2.5.102002-12-04
Added new FAQ entry, and other minor clean ups.
Revision 2.5.9November 11th 2002
Added new driver info, made corrections and clarifications in the GCC 3 FAQ .
Revision 2.5.8November 10th 2002
Added information on GCC 3, fixed typos, and other minor corrections.
Revision 2.5.6September 21st 2002
Changes in the FAQ section based on reader suggestions, and general error cleanups.
Revision 2.5.5August 17th 2002
Made changes in driver section, and other additions
Revision 2.5.1July 20th 2002
Made changes in driver section, and misc. additions
Revision 2.50June 6th 2002
Made changes in the drivers and FAQ section, added the database info, other corrections
Revision 2.00March 30th 2002
Made changes in the drivers section, other corrections
Revision 1.10December 4th 2001
Cleaning up of sgml by Greg Ferguson, Relicensed under the GFDL, minor corrections
Revision 1.00November 26th 2001
First Release

The purpose of this document is to guide you to make your PCTel HSP MicroModem work in GNU/Linux.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Copyright Information
1.2. Disclaimer
1.3. New Versions
1.4. Credits
1.5. Feedback
1.6. Translations
1.7. Conventions used in this document
2. Purpose of the mini-HOWTO
3. Where to get the drivers
4. Choosing a suitable driver
5. Compiling and installing the drivers
5.1. Installing the 2.2x drivers.
5.2. Installing the pctel-0.9.6 driver
5.3. Installing the pctel-0.8.6 driver
6. Testing the drivers
7. A few other points that must be noted.
7.1. The unofficial PCTel winmodem-Linux compatibility database.
7.2. Loading the modules at automatically
7.3. Country codes
7.4. Other options while loading the modules.
7.5. The sequence of loading/unloading the modules.
7.6. Bugs in the pctel-0.9.6 and the 0.8.6 versions.
7.7. Directory of the kernel source files
7.8. PnP BIOS issues
7.9. AMR modems
7.10. Possible conflict with sound modules
8. FAQ/Troubleshooting
8.1. Compiling Problems
8.2. Problems while loading the modules.
8.3. General modem based problems.
8.4. I have a problem that is not listed in this section. What do I do?
9. Appendix
9.1. A sample script file to load the modules.
9.2. Web Resources
9.3. Other drivers that are available
9.4. Identifying the chip set of the modem
9.5. Helping the author
9.6. GNU Free Documentation License