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Old 12-29-2007, 03:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy I need help with the ADSL USB modem driver!


Hi! I've just Installed fedora 8 and now many hardwares including the DSL modem (which I have paid a hundreds of dollars) are not working! I've gone completely mad enough with windows, since all the time you upgrade it you have to pay a fat check again to by new hardwares and softwares(not to mention all the headaches you have to bare to reconfigure it!) , and I've heard about Linux a lot, that it is a user friendly OS and does not force you to buy upgrades all the time and such; but now I am getting pretty tired always looking for drivers but can't find what I need, I don't know what to do! could you guys help me! My DSL Modem is symphony SY3200U USB cable modem, also got problem with sound card, wireless, and etc. any thing is appreciated.

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Old 12-29-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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well seeing as the *only* useful hit on google for that router is from this own site... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...driver-346053/ and the content is as such, i'd very strongly suggest you're totally out of luck.

USB is an *AWFUL* way to make a network connection... any self respecting internet connection is delivered wirelessly or using an ethernet rj45 connector... but a real router and i'm sure you'll be fine. not that i actually know anything about the underlying ADSL infrastructure the device would be part of in Iran though...
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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What do you suggest? should I put the old one to the garbage can and by a new modem?
 
Old 12-29-2007, 04:04 PM   #4
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When I was looking for this modem I've read something about the chip type it uses, does this help to find a driver for it, if that does how can I find what type of chip it uses? windows only shows the name SY3200U and nothing more.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 08:45 AM   #5
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All i can suggest is that you shoudl *NOT* buy a modem ever. always use routers, not modems, as this will then present a generic ethernet network to the pc's. no drivers, no support no help desks, just a generic LAN, which is a lovely lovely thing to have.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 05:46 AM   #6
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Well, On the device it has been written router, is it a USB router? or they have just wrote that to fool the buyer? if I have to buy a router what is your suggestion?
 
Old 12-31-2007, 06:05 AM   #7
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if I have to buy a router what is your suggestion?
Any that you can connect to via Ethernet/wireless. That's what he's been saying in his posts..
 
Old 12-31-2007, 06:21 AM   #8
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thanks for the help!
 
  


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