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Old 11-19-2010, 04:24 PM   #16
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First I downloaded wvdial and attempted to install, using the package installer
Since you apparently don't have a working network connection, it is hard for us to guess how you downloaded and attempted to install wvdial (or anything else).

Such activities are only easy when done the ordinary way (with a working network connection on the target system). So we can guess you made some mistake in downloading or installing wvdial. But we can't guess what mistake. You didn't explain enough.

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Something I am doing or not compatable with 64 bit?
With your thread title and in other ways you have invited posts telling you "64bit" is part of the problem. You might attract more helpful answers if your subject was "dialup" rather than "64bit". My best guess is that "64bit" is not at all part of the problem.

You can change a thread subject with the "Go Advanced" button while editing your first post of the thread.

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Help is appreciated not lectures. Did you consider answering the question asked or simply need to prove how smart you think you are?
Do a better job of asking the question and you'll get better answers on the topic you want and fewer answers trying to help you ask better questions. Do you want to get your answer or do you want to complain?

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I have a US Robotics Model 5686E external modem ... The modem requires a connection which I do not have available so the US Robotics tech suggested buying a usb connector for the modem which would then work but does not
That is sounding like you may not have a usable physical connection from the computer to the modem. If the modem isn't properly connected, there is nothing the software can do to use the modem.

Again you haven't given enough detail for a real diagnosis, just enough for a guess.

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because the all great ubuntu does not recognize the cable or modem.
The sarcasm and complaints don't get you any closer to a solution. I'm answering you anyway. But I don't know much about Linux support for dialup (just about things like whether 64 bit is likely to matter). Maybe the bad thread title and bad attitude has prevented a response from someone who knows dialup well enough to give you the perfect answer.

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Old 11-19-2010, 04:53 PM   #17
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Puppy is about the easiest to use for dialup. Try using puppy 5.11 or puppy 4.3.1. If you have newer hardware. The newer the computer hardware, the more recent version of a disro you will need. Puppy 5.11 will have a better chance of working if you have the latest hardware.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 06:43 PM   #18
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Hi,

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I see that as usual some people have lectures to give without reading the entire thread. I will not reply to stupid comments.

Help is appreciated not lectures. Did you consider answering the question asked or simply need to prove how smart you think you are?

I have a US Robotics Model 5686E external modem which was suggested, in another forum, as the modem that would work with this os. I have tried installing the linux drivers suggested by someone else in another forum. The modem requires a connection which I do not have available so the US Robotics tech suggested buying a usb connector for the modem which would then work but does not because the all great ubuntu does not recognize the cable or modem. I have tried wvdial and if someone had read the entire post they would see that it would not install (see above). I tried to install 64 bit Fedora to replace ubuntu but it would not install. This is 64 bit Ubuntu please keep that in mind.

There are some new suggestions which I will try and thank you for your help but for those of you who feel the need to impress please
keep your lectures and misinformation to yourselves.

To those of you who actually read the thread and have help to offer I thank you.
No one seems to be lecturing you. You seem to be the one bloviating.
I know the links that were provided by me would work regardless of 32 or 64 bit. Do you not have a serial port on the system? Provide system/hardware specifications so we can get the whole picture. Specifics!

You are still just communicating generally. How did you attempt to interface, USB to serial port? Please provide specifics if you expect help.
 
  


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