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Old 09-04-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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internet connection with a modem


hi friends,
Am using linux mint 8, and i need guidance on how to connect to the internet using a hwawei modem of model E160E.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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The Linux Mint community forum has this about your modem.
 
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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i have a dell optiplex gx280, i run winxp and mint8
I followed the link in bigrigdriver's post but didnt really work for me because the issue isn't with the modem. It is with dsl configuration and a dial up application.
i dont know if mint8 comes with a dial up application like gnome ppp of ubuntu because after the configuration what next.
 
Old 10-29-2011, 03:02 PM   #4
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Thanks all, i managed to connect to the net via the modem. i used network manager and moved through the wizard, giving my connection name and APN. but i have advanced to fedora core 13.
 
Old 10-29-2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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It is common for Linux distros to include the option of Dial-up capability by choosing Kppp (or dial up) while installing the O.S.
The Network Mangers work better but it seems the distros are phasing out of dial-up capable Network managers. Kppp is most likely available for any distro.

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Old 10-30-2011, 05:50 AM   #6
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If the PC is really old and has no space try DSL Damn Small Linux. It can be installed on 50mb but its rudimentary and you may not depend on it for business. Also try older versions of mint its quite light weight.
 
Old 10-30-2011, 06:15 AM   #7
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If the PC is really old like you stated try DSL it can even fit on 50mb as in a credit card OS else try older versions of mint it is light weight.
 
  


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