Ubuntu ethernet modem router problem
I have a clean installation of Ubuntu on a pc. There is no partition, only Ubuntu on it.
I have tried to make it talk to a Speedtouch usb modem without any success, and was advised to go along the ethernet modem router track. I bought an Addon router and Ubuntu does not see it.
I have wanted to go the Linux way for several years now, but decided to wait until something appeared that would work out of the box. I can build a PC and totally restore a motor car, I can operate a 360 backacter and motor-grader better than most, but software stuff makes shutters come down in front of my eyes.
I have read the related threads to my problem and may as well have been reading a treatise on quantum mechanics for all I understood of it.
The Ubuntu version is Edgy, and I think it is little short of wonderful. Compared with anything after Windows 3.11 it is beautifully simple, and using the graphical interface is logical and clean.
I need an idiot's solution to get me logged-onto my broadband connection with one-tel. Perhaps someone could suggest a broadband modem that works out of the box with edgy.
In every other respect Ubuntu is so good in recognising hardware that is plugged into it. The inability to establish a network connection is a serious flaw in the system. It really should work out of the box...
Can anyone give me an easy fix that does not involve command lines. Preferably a modem that Ubuntu will go straight to work with - I would go out and buy it !
All the best,