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Old 06-07-2004, 06:55 PM   #1
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Suse 9.1 & ntl's ambit usb modem

hi there, im a complete newby to linux and am having trouble installing my ambit usb modem supplied by ntl.

my friend has a windows network and suse connected to the internet fine over the network but when i try to install the usb modem i cant get it to work. the modem is visible in the modems section in yast but when i try to configure it it tries to configure it as a dial up modem, whereas i have a cable connection that is "always on".

im running suse 9.1 and win xp pro on a hp ze4500 laptop (amd 2500+, 512mb ram)

any help with this would be much appreciated.

thanks in advance
Old 06-25-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
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im having exactly the same problem ntl ambit usb modem, im running suse 9.1 and its installing it as a dial up have you managed to solve this problem???
Old 06-26-2004, 07:08 AM   #3
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nah, i havent fixed this problem fully yet but i have managed to get around it using a network. i have a pc (windows) and a laptop (win/suse) on a network. i connect the modem to the pc and share the internet through the network. suse picks up the network and then i can use the internet. this is the only way i have figured out how to get the internet on suse.
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Odd to find one like this that's not solved yet and at the worst time since I've no clue either, just when I thought there might be a replacement for my beloved Slackware 10.0

I hope that someone can at least tell me if 9.2 has this fixed but it might be too early yet.
But preferably (hopefully I mean) someone out there can really fix this for me. I'm not afraid of the CLI and I'd be more than willing to experiment if I get some ideas.

Thanks in advance!


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