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Old 10-18-2005, 06:29 AM   #1
Audrey
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Internet troubles.


I'd like to use Linux, and I'm willing to learn... but I have to get my internet working on it first, before I can start doing anything.

Here's the problem: I've got a USB DSL modem. It's a D-Link DSL-200, and I don't know my setup details. You know, the phone number and stuff to set up conncetions? I don't know it, noone does.

My internet provider - TPG - just mailed us the modem and a CD that automatically set up the connection on Windows.

So I guess my questions are:
(1) How can I get a USB modem to work with Linux?
(2) How can I find out my connection info to enter into Linux?
 
Old 10-18-2005, 07:25 AM   #2
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Hello,
i won't say that its not possible to install USB modem on yr system. But its never easy to do it.
google is yr friend.......search for the drivers for yr modem.
check out is it hsf or hcf or wat.....
then lots of headache......lol

if u like to avoid all this problem.....ask yr vendor to supply ethernet modem......Its a piece of cake to install it. You don't need to install any driver for it. Really easy to configure

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