modem w realtek rtl 8139 need driver

Asked by aria13 on 2008-07-07

mp pc is partitioned with xp pro and ubuntu 8.04 i have a agere modem with realtek rtl 8139 I use dial up no problem with xp
ubuntu recognizes ths modem but i cannot go on line ( i'm a beginner)

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Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #1

RTL 8139 is not a modem but an ethernet device. It is natively supported in the kernel. To check what is your modem use the command:

"sudo lshw"

and paste the modem relevant section here.

You can also try They have a script that tries to detect your modems chipset and advice you what driver to use, in case it is supported on Linux.

aria13 (asis40) said : #2

I still have a problem. I have a sony pc with a agere winmodem I found out the chipset is "Realtek semicoductor co
 RTL 8139/8139c/8139c+ (rev 10) " that's as far as I got. when I went to they asked for a name and password how do I sign on

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #3

Download the scanmodem tool from their website:


Unzip it:

  gzip -d scanModem.gz

Make it executable:

  chmod +x scanModem

Run it:


This will produce a Directory called Modem. Inside that there is a ModemData.txt text file. Read it carefully and try to see what is the chipset/model detected.

Forget about the 8139. That is not a modem but an ethernet network card which is natively supported in the kernel. It does not need extra drivers.

aria13 (asis40) said : #4

I 'm still having a problem but I may be closer what I found was ( Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM )I don"t Know what to do next

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #5

In the ModemData.txt file it will advice you if their is an alternate driver for it.

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