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Old 03-05-2008, 02:02 AM   #1
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Option Globetrotter ICON 7,2 on ASUS ??

Hello , Im new in linux stuff but I need help...I want to use a Option Globetrotter 7,2 on my new ASUS eeepc ( SO Xandros ) and I need help ! please a tutorial step by step is very very required...for me linux is same as ET language !! thanks !!
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I'm not sure what you are saying here at all. Perhaps you could link to the guide in question, and it would be a bit clearer.
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My problem is very simple : I have a asus eeepc and I want to connect a Globetrotter Option 7,2 modem to surf on net...but when I connect the modem and I want to make a new connection ( network - create - on GSM / 3G ( UMTS ) HSDPA ) modem doesnt show up and I cant finalize the connection...please help me on this ! Like I say , my Linux language and skills is zero !!! I need drivers...I need software...I dont know !! many thanks !
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I wait for 3 weeks the answer to my problem...maybe I consider to buy another modem ( like E220...)
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I wait for 3 weeks the answer to my problem...maybe I consider to buy another modem ( like E220...)
I did a little googling for you .... ... .. .

There's no need to buy another modem (and you'll have to go through a similar process for "another modem") as those nice people over on the eee forums have already given you the advice you need (You are "bully" there, Yes?), in this thread Please see all the thread, but especially read post #43

Then you need to go here:,425/

Read ALL the thread (2 pages so far) and follow the instructions. If you have trouble getting it to work, maybe it would be better to ask on that forum, but you are welcome to come back here if you need basic help with linux.

That thread also points to an (excellent) tutorial on installing the drivers on the eee. It's in french, which I appreciate you may not read, but all the linux commands are standard linux, and they even have screenshots of what to type. What more could you want?

Just saying "my Linux language and skills is zero !!! " isn't going to get you much help. You have to learn to learn, like we all did. It's not difficult, you just need to get started, and not be a lazy person. You might even start to enjoy using your new skills

Good luck!
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Still lazy...I buy another modem ( huawei e220 ) who works out of box with my eeepc ( xandros OS ) I have one Vodafone prepay in huawei and Orange data plan in another laptop...but I understand why Windows have 95 % on operating system market and Linux 5 % ( in Linux all driver or program installations seems so complicated...)...thanks for advice !
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I have this card running on Ubuntu 8.04 on a eeePC 900 16 GB.
It just works wonderfully using the drivers and connect utility off the Pharscape site (
Example of stuff found there:

One of the key forum threads:

The following components off that site proved to be key:
- the hso driver
- hsolink
- hsoconnect (GUI connect utility)
- rezero (switches the modem to modem mode)

I'm located in Sweden so my Option modem was supplied for Windows usage by Telenor in their role as Swedish mobile network operator.
It's one of those Icon Globetrotter 7.2 modems.

It used to work for a while under Linux using a Vodafone released driver, then I was tempted to do a firmware upgrade of the modem since this promised to enhance its capability for 7.2 Mbit/s speeds.

Since the Swedish operator only supports the modem under Windows they don't care about Linux. It worked fine on Windows with the operator's new Windows based connect utility following the reflash. Sure enough the Vodafone Linux driver didn't work following the firmware reflash so I figured I had effectively toast my modem with regards to Linux. However it turned out this reflashed version is supported by a so called HSO driver. The guardian angels regarding this technology communicates driver usage through

You'll need some general Linux skills in case of install problems. This Blog site has a pretty good recap of things that could help you succeed as long as you don't run into problems

Else diving into the forum posts on Parscape will have you sorted eventually.

I followed instructions, and soon I had the driver on my machine and the associated utilities. This now works as conveniently as on Windows.

Eventually when time allows I intend to write my own version of guide for how to get going using this modem type. I havn't tried doing this on Xandros but assume it could be doable for some friendly soul to prepare an installable package for all the ordinary consumers by building stuff from source.

/gunnar, Sweden
eeePC 900 16GB, 2GB RAM [Ubuntu 8.04/Windows XP Home SP3 dual boot]

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