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Old 08-03-2009, 05:00 AM   #1
Nortalis
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Unhappy Hi all, I have linux mint five and I want to make log on to woosh broadband in NZ


Hi all, I have Linux mint five and I want to make a log on to woosh broadband in New Zealand and I can't get Linux to see a CanoScan N 340p. Linux mint seems to provide the most out the box ,plays music,plays movies and could do more but that requires this linux to be signed on to make the downloads ,no more can you just go on to a Linux web site and just download what you want which is a pitty because I want to move on from XP to Linux not vista.

Regards Nortalis
 
Old 08-04-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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Hi all, I have Linux mint five and I want to make a log on to woosh broadband in New Zealand
LQ is global. I don't know anything about "woosh broadband" in NZ.

How are you trying to connect? Through wireless or ethernet cable? What are you connecting to? A router? Your neighbour's wireless?

Does your ISP give you a fixed (static) IP or is it dynamic?

What is your networking hardware? More details please. (You could use LQ's SEARCH facility to search for previous internet connection posts to see the sort of data we need to be able to help you help yourself). Hints:
ifconfig
iwlist scan
lspci
lsusb

If you plug in an ethernet cable and boot, you are likely to be connected immediately with all current distros. So maybe use an ethernet cable connection to get you started, so you can D/L whatever you might need to get the wireless working, if that is what you require.

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I can't get Linux to see a CanoScan N 340p
One question per thread is a better idea, that way people interested ( or "good at" ) different problems can focus on giving you help.
Firstly, is your printer supported? See here: http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi

Welcome to LQ!

[Edit:]
Wait...
Mint 5 ??
Mint is up to version 7.0 now. Why are you messing with Mint 5 ?
I know linux moves fast, but please try to keep up
Otherwise it's a bit like complaining that windows 95 doesn't recognise your iPod.
[/Edit]

Last edited by tredegar; 08-04-2009 at 05:28 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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Id better explain myself ,I have a $29.00 plan with Woosh for wireless connection, it a small box that is stuck to my window by suckers and into my usb port. It has a mains plug adapter with a DC plug and a CD you use to install it in to windows on my dual boot computer. I came out of hospital and all I could afford was this plan,woosh no phone line only a mobile prepay(Vodaphone) phone. I'm totally wireless and I'm not rich so always longing for ways to do things.

Does your ISP give you a fixed (static) IP or is it dynamic? I actually don't no it Dials the same number every time and logs in quit quick, only a good down poor of rain stops my connection. A standard phone out here costs $50 plus a broadband on top of that $30 bucks more, there are other plans around but equally costly.

Thank for pointing out that my mint five is old and have downloaded new versions. Ill check them out for what they can do, I like mint because it can play music and video out of the box so to speak. All ubuntu style Linux platforms I like some better than others. But you've got to have it online to make downloads, I find I can't download the files i want through windows. I have yet to see the grapical turning box they talk about. Perhaps they should put out two ISO s one for the basic setup and the other with all the add on tacks to choose from. Then I could get a fully working system going even if I cant get on line.

Thank you for those replies ,It's nice to feel not so alone with linux at home and nobody else around me even no what I`m talking about ,there all windows mad.

Regards all
Nortalis
 
Old 08-08-2009, 04:13 AM   #4
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OK.
It looks like this "woosh" box is just a vodaphone phone dongle. We need to know more about it.
Plug it in, boot to linux and post the output of lsusb in a terminal.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 01:26 AM   #5
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Smile New Results from suggestions.

Thank for replying to me, I've taken note of what you are saying and here are the results. I have Linux 7 on CD but haven't loaded it yet. Though it looks far slicker than 5, im a bit nervous of its partition part.

What is your networking hardware? More details please. (You could use LQ's SEARCH facility to search for previous internet connection posts to see the sort of data we need to be able to help you help yourself). Hints:
*ifconfig*
*iwlist scan*
*lspci*
*lsusb* ___
Linux Mint 5

My email is morgansweet@gmail.com
____________________________________
( You are fighting for survival in your )
( own sweet and gentle way. )
---------------------------------------
o
o
___
{~._.~}
( Y )
()~*~()
(_)-(_)
kevin@Nobis-desktop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0925:0001 Lakeview Research
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bc3:0001 IPWireless, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
kevin@Nobis-desktop ~ $

--------------------------------------------------------------
Linux Mint 7 rc live cd A very slick mint

| can be no happy end to it. |
| |
\ -- Ernest Hemingway /
--------------------------------------
\
\
.--.
|o_o |
|:_/ |
// \ \
(| | )
/'\_ _/`\
\___)=(___/

mint@mint ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0718:0247 Imation Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 067b:2506 Prolific Technology, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0925:0001 Lakeview Research
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bc3:0001 IPWireless, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
mint@mint ~ $
-------------------------------------------------------------
Mint 5 ifconfig

________________________________
( Long life is in store for you. )
--------------------------------
o
o \_\_ _/_/
o \__/
(oo)\_______
(__)\ )\/\
||----w |
|| ||
kevin@Nobis-desktop ~ $ ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:162 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:162 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:8612 (8.4 KB) TX bytes:8612 (8.4 KB)

------------------------------------------------------------
kevin@Nobis-desktop ~ $ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

------------------------------------------------------------
kevin@Nobis-desktop ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 741/741GX/M741 Host (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] RAID bus controller 180 SATA/PATA [SiS] (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1)
kevin@Nobis-desktop ~ $
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks again Tredegar
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:55 AM   #6
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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bc3:0001 IPWireless, Inc.
This is your wireless modem.
There's not much on the web about it, and what there is is in czech.

Install mint 7
Plug your device in. Wait a moment, if a device called /dev/ttyUSB0 is created, you should be able to use Network Manager to connect to your ISP.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:55 AM   #7
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Wink

Sorry I have been back to you quicker ,health issues and family matters tie me up a bit. Mint 7 asks for and info file god knows were that is and still reports the same things, I download some files for Linux ,but ill have to learn howto make files yet.
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