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Old 09-21-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
obomz
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Wink Getting an epi valley modem to work on my Sony VAIO running Ubuntu 9.04


Hi,

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-C2SL and i just installed Ubuntu 9.04 on it and it seems to be going on very well i might add considering my last dabble in to linux that sent me running.

The problem i have is that i have an internet connection on my windows and i have tried to set it up on the linux box but it does not seem to work! its a cdma 3g evdo express card, but my linux box sees it as a usb drive! i would appreciate it if you could tell me what to do as i really would love to leave behind windows and its oppressive nature and enter into linux fully.

Thanks

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Old 09-23-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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usb modem

Ubuntu sees the modem as a usb stick, if you eject it (as you would a normal usb stick) then you will then be able to configure it under your network settings.

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:27 AM   #3
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Hi,
I have being going over and over your suggestion but to be very sincere i really dont know what to do! i am a newbie and i honestly do not know my right from my left in linux!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #4
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If you open a file manager such as Nautilus (standard for ubuntu) you will see on the left side in the side pane your modem loaded as a mass storage device. If you click on the eject icon you will be able to configure the modem with Network Connections. Alternatively right click on the modem icon in your desktop and unmount volume. Again use Network Connections to configure modem.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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