UM3100 Linux Modem

The Aztech UM3100 USB modem is the easiest USB modem that I’ve gotten to work with Linux. It worked amazingly straight out of the box with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I am going to try it with Debian Squeeze this weekend but I’m assuming that it’ll work just as well too.


Nov 3 21:35:24 1810TZ kernel: [15232.924056] usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
Nov 3 21:35:27 1810TZ kernel: [15235.530776] usb 4-2: configuration #1 chosen from 2 choices
Nov 3 21:35:27 1810TZ kernel: [15235.533700] cdc_acm 4-2:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device

I tried making a call and receiving a call from the modem using AT commands and they work. So, I’m guessing that it’ll work okay for fax operations, which is the reason why I bought the modem to begin with.

I’m going to set up hylafax at the office this weekend because, for some reason, everyone still expects you to have a fax machine in this day and age. I plan to just hook the modem to my print server and set it up as a soft fax – receiving faxes as email and sending faxes as a print job.

Hope it all works.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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