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Old 07-02-2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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getting internet access via a windows box


i have a zte 4G usb dongle model TU25 unfortunately ZTE is saying there are no linux drivers for it so i am failing to access the internet for my linux mint 13.How do i connect a windoes 7 machine to the linux box be it via WiFi or ethernet to get internet because apart from that i have no need for microsoft.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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You may be better off getting a wireless router that has a usb connection.

Once the dongle is programed, unplug it from the win box and plug into the router.

As most small routers will have ethernet connections, plug your linux box in and you should be good to go.
 
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i have a zte 4G usb dongle model TU25 unfortunately ZTE is saying there are no linux drivers for it so i am failing to access the internet for my linux mint 13.How do i connect a windoes 7 machine to the linux box be it via WiFi or ethernet to get internet because apart from that i have no need for microsoft.
Don't post the same question multiple times, please.

You shouldn't need a Windows box for this. Post the output of "lsusb" after you plug the device in, as well as the last part of a "dmesg" command, which should tell you some things about the device. There are threads for Ubuntu from 2010, saying that folks were using this device:
https://groups.google.com/group/mobi...38123ad667ffe6
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1546739

Does the device show up as a storage (usually CDROM) device when plugged in? If so, you should just need to run usb_modeswitch to 'flip' the device into modem-mode, then use whatever network manager you like to make the connection.
 
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:24 AM   #4
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thanks guys i will sure try it out because i now got a starting point
 
Old 07-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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good luck

one further point i figured i would make is always take the company's tech support with a grain of salt when it comes to linux support, the generic answer is probably either 'not compatible', or 'we don't support linux', which is half true often since the company itself might not write linux drivers, but depending on how old or prominant the device is there's a chance the community has written a driver.
 
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good luck

one further point i figured i would make is always take the company's tech support with a grain of salt when it comes to linux support, the generic answer is probably either 'not compatible', or 'we don't support linux', which is half true often since the company itself might not write linux drivers, but depending on how old or prominant the device is there's a chance the community has written a driver.
Excellent point, and I agree totally. Most devices WILL work under Linux just fine, but the company's 'party line' will be Windows (and MAYBE Mac) only.
 
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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