Re[2]: [Scottish] ISDN adaptors

Mark Robinson scottish at
Fri Feb 7 13:37:01 2003

Hello ray,

Thursday, 06 February 2003, you wrote:

r> You should not need an adaptor.  The Highway box has an integral USB TA.  I  
r> have SuSE 8.1 and can connect via a USB cable; although my default route is 
r> via ethernet and a switch/router box.

r> The USB TA uses:
r> /lib/modules/2.4.19-4GB/kernel/drivers/isdn/hisax/hisax_st5481.o

r> I also look after other machines that is use AVM FRitz pci cards supplied by 
r> BT.  They were autodetected by (I think it was) SuSE 7.0 and work fine.

They changed to AVM Felix cards (no longer hisax), which don't work in
kernels < 2.4.19 (IIRC, end last time I looked that driver was marked
experimental... I use any winbond 6992 based card just fine, eg
Sitecom - although the card now listed on their site looks different
to the ones I've bought in the past!

Don't use an external TA, the ISDN subsytem is great, and I think the
throughput will be slightly better with a PCI card.