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HCF driver downloads

Because the scope of this project has grown beyond the capacity of a single volunteer and legal issues prevent us from using a classic open-source development model, the modem drivers are now available in two editions:

  • a free version (limited to 14.4Kbps data), available at no cost. Please use it to test if your hardware is compatible.
  • a full version (with 56K and FAX), available for a modest price.

    Proceeds will be used to further improve the drivers. Getting the full version is the best way to encourage us and ensure that this project continues.

    If you are wondering why a Linux driver isn't already included in the price you paid for your modem, or disagree with the practice of selling Linux software, please read this explanation.

    Thank you for your support!

    Please choose your distribution and kernel architecture or the proper package(s) for your system below.

    Distribution-specific binary packages (easiest to install)

    If your distribution/architecture is not listed, or you are using a special enterprise/secure/SMP or custom (self-compiled) kernel, or the package does not work with your kernel version, you should try one of the generic packages with source below instead.
    Linux Distribution Kernel Architecture*
    Fedora 11 x86
    Fedora 10 x86
    Fedora 9 x86
    Fedora 8 IMPORTANT*, CHOOSE PROPERLY:      i586      i686
    Fedora 7 IMPORTANT*, CHOOSE PROPERLY:      i586      i686
    Fedora Core 6 IMPORTANT*, CHOOSE PROPERLY:      i586      i686
    Fedora Core 5 IMPORTANT*, CHOOSE PROPERLY:      i586      i686
    Fedora Core 4 IMPORTANT*, CHOOSE PROPERLY:      i586      i686
    Freedows IMPORTANT*, CHOOSE PROPERLY:      i586      i686      athlon
    Knoppix 4.0.2, 3.9 and 3.8.1 x86
    RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.0 x86
    RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.0 IMPORTANT*, CHOOSE PROPERLY:      i586      i686
    SimplyMEPIS 6.0, 3.4, 3.3.1 and 3.3 x86
    Mandriva LE 2005, 2006.0, 2007.x, 2008.x, 2009.x, 2010.0 x86
    SuSE 11.2, 11.1, 11.0, 10.3, 10.2, 10.1, 10.0, 9.3 x86
    Turbolinux 10, 8 x86
    Ubuntu Karmic (9.10), Jaunty (9.04), Intrepid (8.10), Hardy (8.04), Gutsy (7.10), Feisty (7.04), Dapper (6.06), Breezy (5.10), 5.0.4 x86

    * Note: Fedora, Freedows and RedHat users may find out their exact kernel architecture (which is not always the same as "uname -m" output) with the following case-sensitive shell command:
                  rpm -q --qf '%{ARCH}\n' kernel
    Generic packages with source

    To use these generic packages, kernel-source and the gcc C compiler must be properly installed on your system to dynamically build the driver modules upon installation.
    Format KArch Filename Size MD5 Checksum (md5sum)
    RPM x86
    (use on RPM-based systems like Mandriva/RedHat/SuSE/JDS/Freedows with custom or unsupported kernels)
    694K 64256a2c796449dc09f84f3bc5c291f4
    DPKG x86
    (use on Debian-based systems)
    700K 0e3eeccf8e84442e90439b17c794ddf9
    TAR x86 hcfpcimodem-1.21full.tar.gz
    (option of last resort compatible with the most systems)
    677K 886f3b19eacde234754f2e89b676dc3a
    TAR ppc hcfusbmodem-1.19powerpcfull.tar.gz
    (for Apple PowerPC machines with internal HCF USB modems)
    606K 6d4ee5968b487758262ee6c783487683

    If you are not sure which format to choose, please see the installation instructions.

    Note to Fedora Core 2 to 6 and Fedora 7 users:The default stack size in original Fedora Core 2 to 6 and Fedora 7 kernels is only 4K. Because some drivers require more stack space to operate properly, we recommend using a kernel with a larger stack size if you experience problems or crashes. You can either rebuild your own custom kernel, or get one of our replacement "stk16" kernels provided for your convenience through the distribution-specific Fedora Core 2 to 6 and Fedora 7 links above.
    Optional modem documentation

    The modem's AT command set documentation is available below.
    Format Architecture Filename Size MD5 Checksum (md5sum)
    RPM any 636K 2aafaec02f9554d35a1d5b764c88f4d9
    PDF any 100498D_RM_HxF_Released.pdf 703K e6d8fea8f5f641d7bb4dfb33c6f478e7


    Various patches for the HCF driver can be downloaded on the patches page.


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