Home > Linux > Linux 2.6 and mISDN HowTo Linux 2.6 and mISDN HowTo Submitted by Simon 2003-12-29 Linux 10 Comments This is a howto for Linux 2.6 and mISDN. mISDN stands for modular ISDN. mISDN is developed by Karsten Keil from SUSE. mISDN supports some passive ISDN (see supported ISDN cards) cards under Linux 2.6. mISDN uses CAPI. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 10 Comments 2003-12-29 6:42 pm Anonymous Why should I use mISDN instead of HiSax? 2003-12-29 7:53 pm Anonymous Some days ago, I have written an Gentoo ebuild for that: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=118242&highlight= It works without any problems. With HiSax and 2.6.0, I was not able to get the card working without problems. cheers SteveB 2003-12-30 12:30 am Anonymous Does anybody use ISDN anymore? It’s double 56k at way over the price of most broadband, correct? 2003-12-30 12:52 am Anonymous ISDN is used for backup data lines, and for non-internet and/or non-IP data connections. Faxing, for example. It’s also used for having multiple “cheap” telephone lines. 2003-12-30 3:33 am Anonymous FAxing … It’s also used for having multiple “cheap” telephone lines. You can have two phone lines and tree phone numbers on a residencial basic access. You pay for two lines per month. In my country (and all over Europe), this lines are affordable, I have a basic access so I and family can browse and make phone calls at the same time (my main interest in having ISDN – you can also identify the number of the person that’s calling you – in case don’t want to talk to your girlfriend ;-). This are nice to browse web/ftp (not for downloads ! ). ___________________________ Linux handles my /dev/ttyS0 serial isdn modem has a “normal” 56k modem but you can set it to use 128 or 64 kbps. My AsusCom PCI card (HiSax – Siemens chip, I think) works well with Mandrake, RedHat and, of course, SuSE kernels. Other distros you have to recompile the kernel most of the times. 2003-12-30 3:46 am Anonymous I know a guy who lives in BFE and doesn’t have access to bradband – ISDN is his only option. Believe it or not, not everyone can get DSL or cable yet I 2003-12-30 4:05 am Anonymous Never heard of BFE. IS that an Island ? 2003-12-30 8:33 am Anonymous Cable and DSL is not available where I live. And its not a rural city either, its an upscale apartment complex in Tacoma, WA. A lot of people in the computer industry tend to generalize their own experiences to others. Broadband is everywhere and Linux is easy to use for everyone, right? 2003-12-30 10:48 am Anonymous http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?String=exact&Acronym=bfe 2003-12-30 4:58 pm Anonymous many old isdn cards are not supported in windows xp.