This is the first time Linux has let me down. Come to think of it, actually its the hardware manufacturers for not supporting.
I see no reason to pay $15 for the driver from linuxant.com when the free version doesn't work for me, still no modem detected by the internet setup, and what if i get a different distro or upgrade the kernel...
No, i think i'm better off getting the external for $20 more, only paying an extra $5 than the linuxant driver, and going that way.
Please disregard the previous question of this thread...
The other modem i saw at BB was also a ModemBlaster, it was an external with serial connection and said 'contoller based'. The modem compatability page at start.to only has one external ModemBlaster and it says it was fully compatible.
Am i to understand that pretty much all externals that are serial connection and controller based will be supported? So this one should be also then?
Going to return this damn thing tomorrow and get the external.
PS, sorry for the rant, just been getting frustrated with this thing lately. Feel better now.