Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Online games, how to get online, and anything involving Dreamcast online can be discussed here.
brik1111
noob
Posts: 4

Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Post by brik1111 »

Hey all. I'm trying to get my Dreamcast online but struggling to source a suitable modem. I found this on Newegg:

https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/len ... 00A9-00001

It appears to be using the correct Conexant chipset since, fortunately, they show the internals in the listing. It's not Dell or Lenovo branded, but the internals match the example given on this website's DreamPi troubleshooting page.

The only issue is that it doesn't mention if it's Linux-compatible.

If it matters, I'm in a PAL region (I've already built an 18v line inducer).

User avatar
Xiden
Developer
Posts: 2229
Dreamcast Games you play Online: All the DC games!!

Re: Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Post by Xiden »

You might send a pm to pcwzrd13 as he's the expert on that. He may possibly have an unmodified modem available maybe he could sell since you already have your lvi built.

Here is his site https://dreamcastlive.net/shop/

brik1111
noob
Posts: 4

Re: Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Post by brik1111 »

Xiden wrote:You might send a pm to pcwzrd13 as he's the expert on that. He may possibly have an unmodified modem available maybe he could sell since you alreadt have your lvi built.

Here is his site https://dreamcastlive.net/shop/
Will do.

brik1111
noob
Posts: 4

Re: Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Post by brik1111 »

He replied and said he's actually ordered that before and they just sent him a Lenovo branded one. So, I've ordered one myself and will report back on how I go.

brik1111
noob
Posts: 4

Re: Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Post by brik1111 »

An update: they instead sent me a completely different modem that uses a different Conexant chip. It's the exact same one that's available all over eBay that's not compatible with Linux. They've also removed the original listing so beware of Corn Electronics!

User avatar
Scrivani
Vagabond
Posts: 735
Dreamcast Games you play Online: Almost all

Re: Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Post by Scrivani »

Please, install megavolt's dreampi virtual machine , or in any linux avaliable for you, tell us the result of this commands

1. lsusb (first letter is L)

2. wvdialconf
Happy if may help:
- BBA Mode for DreamPi: https://bit.ly/3JEIuhs
- VPN Port Fowarding: https://bit.ly/3Bgw4bu
- DC Now Data Analysis: https://bit.ly/42coxXw
- DC KARA NOT DEAD AT ALL- VCD Method: https://bit.ly/3P6VePw
- Know part of BR Community: https://bit.ly/3iLXS12

User avatar
Scrivani
Vagabond
Posts: 735
Dreamcast Games you play Online: Almost all

Re: Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Post by Scrivani »

https://forums.raspberrypi.com/viewtopic.php?t=277613

If you can install the drivers your HSF (softmodem) on windows, you can use it with serial COM port sharing with oracle virtualbox+virtual machine, but maybe with loss of performance.

A little small chance to use this modem direct inside of virtual machine usb host, if you can install the linuxant hsf drivers
Happy if may help:
- BBA Mode for DreamPi: https://bit.ly/3JEIuhs
- VPN Port Fowarding: https://bit.ly/3Bgw4bu
- DC Now Data Analysis: https://bit.ly/42coxXw
- DC KARA NOT DEAD AT ALL- VCD Method: https://bit.ly/3P6VePw
- Know part of BR Community: https://bit.ly/3iLXS12

User avatar
Scrivani
Vagabond
Posts: 735
Dreamcast Games you play Online: Almost all

Re: Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Post by Scrivani »

Not compatible with Raspberry (ARM Architecture), just with x86
Happy if may help:
- BBA Mode for DreamPi: https://bit.ly/3JEIuhs
- VPN Port Fowarding: https://bit.ly/3Bgw4bu
- DC Now Data Analysis: https://bit.ly/42coxXw
- DC KARA NOT DEAD AT ALL- VCD Method: https://bit.ly/3P6VePw
- Know part of BR Community: https://bit.ly/3iLXS12

User avatar
Scrivani
Vagabond
Posts: 735
Dreamcast Games you play Online: Almost all

Re: Anyone had luck with this "Corn" branded modem?

Post by Scrivani »

Megavolt dreampi virtual machine
https://www.dreamcast-talk.com/forum/vi ... hp?t=12731

This VM can already have Linuxant drivers, run those commands there and show us.

Even without voice features, if it is the case, i can teach you how to try a way to workaround this and get working
Happy if may help:
- BBA Mode for DreamPi: https://bit.ly/3JEIuhs
- VPN Port Fowarding: https://bit.ly/3Bgw4bu
- DC Now Data Analysis: https://bit.ly/42coxXw
- DC KARA NOT DEAD AT ALL- VCD Method: https://bit.ly/3P6VePw
- Know part of BR Community: https://bit.ly/3iLXS12

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post