[kwlug-disc] usb modem on linux?
Insurance Squared Inc.
gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Sun Apr 4 10:39:26 EDT 2010
I'm setting up a computer for my sister who lives in a rural area.
Couldn't get the installed modem to work, so I bought a US Robotics USB
Under mandriva 2010, I can't get this to work. The modem is listed as a
us robotics modem under the 'unknown' category in the hardware gui, so
it seems to know that it's there. But when I try to set up a network
connection I'm having all sorts of problems. I've got two types of
connections I've tried, G3 as well as Analog phone/pots. Under the G3,
it actually names the modem, asks for a pin number that I leave blank,
then errors out under a 'insert a sim card'. No idea there. If I use
analog phone, it goes all the way through, but doesn't connect. (under
analog it asks me for the port, i.e. tty0/com1,
tty1/com2...../dev/modem. And I've tried a number of them, to no avail).
Any pointers on how to make linux see the modem? I'm stumped.
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