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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.
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...
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.
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.