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Old 08-03-2006, 01:37 AM   #1
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tfm-560x external modem

i'm a real newbie at using modems in linux. i've got a TRENDnet tfm-560x external modem, and i havent figured out how to use it yet. one guy told me that i had to get the drivers for the modem for it to work, but eveywheres else says that its pretty much plug and play. and i didnt find any linux drivers. so how do i get this thing up and workin?
Old 08-03-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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just use ppp program on your debian to find the serial modem. =)
Old 02-17-2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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I am running a dual boot with Linux 2007 (64) and Windows XP. After lots of TRIAL and ERROR, I have installed the Trendnet stand-alone modem.
Using KPPP I have gotten farther than I have ever gotten with any modem attached to Linux. It gets me into the system, pauses, and then hangs up.
I need help. I know that I have the solution right in front of me. Where is it?
Help!! Please!!
BTW .. This message has gone out under the auspices of XP. I don't want VISTA. Please Help.
Old 02-18-2007, 02:00 AM   #4
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There are many different reasons for being dropped like your describing. When this happened to me, same modem, I tried three things. Check the passwords again. Check and see if you can log on withOUT using a firewall. Re-install if those two attempts fail. These three worked for me. If you don't have the time to re-install, I apologize up front for suggesting it.


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