Aztech MR2800W 56K Modem
The Aztech MR2800W 56k data/fax modem is the AMR WinModem that is shipped
with the Packard-Bell Platinum 6001 machine, amongst others. There is a single
AMR slot on the motherboard and support is provided by the VIA Apollo chipset.
The machine came pre-configured with Windows 98 Second Edition with the
modem driver already installed. This worked fine and the fact that it was a
WinModem was not noticable.
Upgrading to Windows XP was more problematic, as WinXP is not shipped with
an appropriate driver. One can be obtained from
Aztech or better
Drivers are also available direct from SmartLink.
These seem to be getting significantly more adavanced, and the recent 3.0 driver
supports voice as well as data ;-).
Drivers for this modem can be obtained from SmartLink at
These are proprietry drivers and are not open source. They are provided as a
set of .o s which are linked into some sources which put the kernel version
into the various modules. Version 2.7.5 works with RedHat 8.0 (which uses
gcc 3.2), prior versions arre gcc 2.96 only. These drivers are being actively
developed and new versions are appearing almost daily (as of 5/2/2004, we are
now up to 2.9.6).
The Linux Winmodems
page is a useful resource and the MR2800 is listed (this is where I found the
Aztech and SmartLink sites).