SoftModems are modems implemented in software, and require special drivers.
To identify your internal modem, it is always a good advice to start with the scanModem script from: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/#scanmodem Grab a current version and have a look at its output.
- IBM Integrated 56K Modem (MDC-2)
- IBM Integrated Bluetooth II with 56K Modem (BMDC)
- IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter with Modem II
- ThinkPad 56K Modem (MDC-1.5)
- ThinkPad Modem (MDC-3.0, 56kbps HDA)
- IBM Integrated Bluetooth III with 56K Modem (BMDC-2)
- IBM Integrated Bluetooth IV with 56K Modem (BMDC-3)
Lucent / Ambit
- Intel 10/100 Ethernet Mini-PCI Adapter with 56K Modem
- Xircom 10/100 EtherJet Mini PCI Adapter with 56K Modem
These are hardware modems, and do not require any special drivers other then the standard linux serial driver.
Typically these modems are configured on ttyS1 (COM2) by default.
Note: Not all country versions of these ThinkPads will have a modem due to homologation issues
2.4K Modem / 9.6K Fax
2400 baud modem with 9600 baud fax
14k4 Modem / 14k4 Fax
V.22bis (2400 bps), V.32 (9600 bps), V.32bis (14.4 Kbps)
Class 1 fax send/receive (14.4 Kbps)