Yes, of course, my system works nicely
with the modem connection now
I was just commenting in my previous post
that even if one puts the following in the boot.local file,
this will not work if one has rebooted a system and there's
no Intel536 listing under the lsmod command.
Instead, I just put modprobe Intel536 in the boot.local file
and this worked.
Again, thanks, Emmanuel_uk, for your consistency in paying
attention to this issue.