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.