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Old 03-26-2006, 08:48 AM   #1
tirtha
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Unhappy I am Newbie and I an having a lot of confusin plz help


1) I am using Fedora Core 4 and I am not able to configure the
Broadband internet connection.
2) Do I need to install the motherboard driver cd, if yes then how ?
because it has only .exe files.
3) My ADSL modem comes with a driver that provides me with a folder
that has the driver for Linux, it has one .H file and one .C file, andsome readonly files, how do I install the driver.
I am just a newbie to Linux so please answer all my questions in details, I will be really thankful to you all.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 08:57 AM   #2
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hi,
which modem do you have ???
is it Ethernet modem ( conneted to the NIC/LAN card of your system ) or USB modem or internal modem or something else ???

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Old 03-26-2006, 09:01 AM   #3
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they have provided me a ADSL modem , which I connected to my USB port and it is working in windows XP properly.
Tirtha
 
Old 03-26-2006, 09:08 AM   #4
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they have provided me a ADSL modem , which I connected to my USB port and it is working in windows XP properly.
Tirtha
The best advice i could give you is........get your USB modem replaced with Ethernet modem.

Its really tough and frustrating to install a USB modem on linux.

have a look at this too..
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=425944

Ethernet modems can be configured easily...
read this http://www.gnulinuxclub.org/index.ph...=279&Itemid=31
regards

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Old 03-26-2006, 11:27 AM   #5
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Old 03-26-2006, 12:47 PM   #6
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I am Newbie and I an having a lot of confusin plz help

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruudra
The best advice i could give you is........get your USB modem replaced with Ethernet modem. Its really tough and frustrating to install a USB modem on linux. Ethernet modems can be configured easily...
ruudra is correct. I recommend a "Linksys 10/100 EtherFast PCI adapter card, Model# LNE100TX". I never had to configure it at all, it was detected right out of the box, no driver installation required. At Best Buy or Radio Shack you can get one for $25.

And welcome to the forums tirtha, enjoy your Linux experience.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 01:06 PM   #7
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Some modems have an Ethernet connection and a USB connection. Maybe your model does too?

It sounds like there is at least a Linux driver for your modem on the CD. The directory with the .c and .h file should have a file called README explaining how to build the driver. Basically, the .c and .h files are the program source code for the driver, which you would need to compile and then insert into your running kernel. If you post the modem model, maybe someone here can give more help but if you're completely new then the path of least resistance is probably to follow others' advice and get an Ethernet modem.

Also, you should not need to worry about yor motherboard driver disk. Linux should discover your onboard hardware automatically, unless you've got something really exotic.
 
  


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