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Old 04-17-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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USB on Presario 1245 for network connector

I have a Speedstream 5667 connected to a Linksys WRT54GL via ethernet. Wired and wireless are working great on existing PCs and laptops.

Now I am trying to connect an old Compaq Presario 1245. It has an internal modem (RJ11), a USB port that works fine with a flash drive, and a slot that can hold a PC-Card type-II 32-bit (I don't have a card).

I installed ZenWalk and I am now trying to create an internet connection via the USB port directly from the Speedstream 5667.

On the 5667 the USB light is not on.

1. Do I need to do something to the USB on the Compaq before it will act as a network connection?

2. How do I set up WICD?
Old 04-17-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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You need a driver but unfortunately not many USB modem interfaces have any support and AFAIK this one does not. It would be easier IMO to find a USB ethernet adapter or a maybe a PCMCIA card.


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