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Old 04-03-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
entropie11
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usb modems and emulators


hi there,

my first post. i realize lots of technical detail is appreciated in these posts but mine is a general sort of question. i have a usb modem (efficient networks) and have just dual booted winxp with slackware 9.1. after doing some research (and by that i mean googling) i've found that usb modems are pretty poorly supported in linux. what i'm wondering is, is there a way to use a windows emulator (say wine) to connect to the internet using a usb modem? and if not... why not!?

cheers
 
Old 04-03-2004, 09:40 PM   #2
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First Post! W00t!

Oh wait, different site...



Okay, on to your question.

If the emulator has access to the USB port, then it should work. Chances are that it would expect you to run things as root to accomplish this (and if you are going to run Windows in an emu, connected to the net, and then run IE, then you are going to get what you richly deserve )

The key is the level of USB support that your emu has (or not an emulator in the case of wine). Besides wine, there is Vmware and Win4Lin (Bachs?). Of these two, my favorite is Win4Lin, but I haven't used a Windows emu in years.


Get yourself a decent modem kid, and run things the way that God intended. Serially!


John
 
Old 04-04-2004, 05:00 AM   #3
entropie11
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hi john,

thanks for your post. unfortunately in this country there is only one service provider (government telecommunications company) and they are for some reason moving towards usb modems. i'm not sure if this means i can't use an ethernet modem, but i'm sure they won't sell me one.

i'm definately going to look into win4lin etc. thanks for that. there was one thing i was confused with in your post.

"or not an emulator in the case of wine"

isn't wine Windows EMUlator?

-e
 
Old 04-07-2004, 03:11 AM   #4
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Originally posted by entropie11
hi john,

thanks for your post. unfortunately in this country there is only one service provider (government telecommunications company) and they are for some reason moving towards usb modems. i'm not sure if this means i can't use an ethernet modem, but i'm sure they won't sell me one.
Anytime Would that be Oz?

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i'm definately going to look into win4lin etc. thanks for that. there was one thing i was confused with in your post.
Give them all (including Wine) a look. I am sure that they have come a long was since I last used them.

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"or not an emulator in the case of wine"

isn't wine Windows EMUlator?

-e
Well, if you go to their site, the first thing you used to see was "Wine stands for "Wine Is Not an Emulator". But for all purposes, it's an emulator.

If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck... you get the idea.


John
 
  


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