UMODEM(4) MidnightBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual UMODEM(4)


umodem — USB modem support


device umodem
device ucom


The umodem driver provides support for USB modems in the Communication Device Class using the Abstract Control Model. These modems are basically standard serial line modems, but they are accessed via USB instead. They support a regular AT command set. The commands can either be multiplexed with the data stream or handled through separate pipes. In the latter case the AT commands have to be given on a device separate from the data device.

The device is accessed through the ucom(4) driver which makes it behave like a tty(4).


Devices supported by the umodem driver include:

3Com 5605

Metricom Ricochet GS USB wireless modem

Yamaha Broadband Wireless Router RTW65b

ELSA MicroLink 56k USB modem


tty(4), ucom(4), usb(4)


The umodem driver appeared in NetBSD 1.5. This manual page was adopted from NetBSD by Tom Rhodes 〈〉 in April 2002.


Only modems with multiplexed commands and data are supported at the moment.

MidnightBSD 0.3 August 19, 2004 MidnightBSD 0.3