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Old 12-20-2006, 10:04 PM   #16
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another problem that i am facing is that i have no way of connecting to the net as we have an orange broadband speedtouch modem and i have tried to install but i believe it only works on windows and i would prefer not to have to go back to dial up
 
Old 12-21-2006, 07:41 AM   #17
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we have an orange broadband speedtouch modem
Orange?? Is that a model name or an isp? Hopefully it's not the color of the thing. *blech*

Guessing it's a usb device? Apparently those can be a pain. Might be some useful info at the Speedtouch website. If you post the model number here another member might be able to help.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:06 AM   #18
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i have downloaded a firmware off of the speedtouch website but when i go to install it comes up with the internal viewer is not able to display this file and if it helps its a zip file
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:17 AM   #19
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Don't know how you're trying to install the firmware, but you need to unzip it. Not sure where you're supposed to copy the files to after extracting them, though.. possibly /usr/lib/firmware?
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:23 AM   #20
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Don't know how you're trying to install the firmware, but you need to unzip it. Not sure where you're supposed to copy the files to after extracting them, though.. possibly /usr/lib/firmware?
I would have read this to mean firmware for the modem---to be installed in the modem.

Dannygoodie;
Did the website give any instructions for installing the firmware?

I have not read this whole thread--have you considered simply getting a router?
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:32 AM   #21
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the website soesn't have any instructions and i have a modem router but it needs the modem to install it
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:39 AM   #22
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i have a modem router but it needs the modem to install it
I don't understand--do you have 2 units--modem + modem router? Please describe your configuration in more detail.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:46 AM   #23
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i have a modem that was sent from orange and i have also gone out and bought a modem router for wireless internet
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:56 AM   #24
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Complete description, please.
The modem--is it dsl, dialup, cable??
The "modem router"---does this connect to the modem, or is it an alternative connection to the outside?
What is the make and model of the "modem router"?

If you have a dial-up modem, it may be what is called a "winmodem" which depends on SW in the computer to make it work. These can be made to work on Linux, but I have no personal experience. Search Google with the name of the modem plus the word "linux"
 
Old 12-24-2006, 10:06 AM   #25
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the modem is adsl. to install the modem router it needs to be connected to the adsl modem and the phone line. it is called the Belking G+ MIMO modem router
 
Old 12-24-2006, 10:12 AM   #26
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If it's a modem router, then it's already got a modem built it. All you need to do is connect the ADSL line to the modem/router and then connect your machine(s) to the modem/router.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 10:36 AM   #27
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the modem is adsl. to install the modem router it needs to be connected to the adsl modem and the phone line. it is called the Belking G+ MIMO modem router
This does not make sense...
Assume you have a dsl modem connected to the phone line. You would not then connect a router to the dsl modem AND to the phone line. No matter what you have, you are not going to wind up with two different connections to the phone line.......

Does your dsl modem work with any other computer? with Windows?
 
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That Belkin modem/router is a modem/router as advertised. It does have a modem built-in, see the manual..
 
Old 12-26-2006, 04:37 PM   #29
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the modem does work with other computers such as windows
 
Old 12-27-2006, 01:52 AM   #30
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Connect your ADSL line to the modem/router and connect your machine to said modem/router.
 
  


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