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Old 02-03-2011, 03:55 AM   #1
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I just downloaded ubunto 10.10 to share with my windows 7 system. I am using a clear usb broadband modem which works fine for windows environment. But i cant get the linux operating system to reconize it for getting on the internet.I am new to linux. pls help with any suggestions which wont be to complicated. thanks.
Old 02-03-2011, 04:19 AM   #2
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It would help us help you if you gave more information on that. How do you connect to internet on windows? How do you configure tcp settings in windows? Do you have a dhcp in that modem? Static address? Do you use a dial up broadband or the connection that is always on?
Providing the settings in windows should help us help you better
Old 02-03-2011, 02:10 PM   #3
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Maybe you already did, but look at the modem and see if it has an Ethernet port on it. Sometimes you get modems with both USB and Ethernet on them.

The trouble with USB modems is they require drivers which can lead to stupid situations like you update your operating system then find you can't use the modem.

It might also help to provide the full make/model of the modem.

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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in regards to my first message for help. the forum left me with questions i had to do some research on.i use a clear usb dual modem 3g/4g model s for my settings which are in windows 7 os.i see wireless network connection ( disabled )which is a dell wireless 1397 wlan mini-card. my local area connection ( network cable unplugged ). my marvell yukon 88e8040 pci-e fast ethernet controller for my connection map as local area connection 2 (wimax network adapter) which seems to how i am connected.and my mobile broadband connection which shows ( not conneted). my mobile broadband is from clear which is on wimax.not like regular 4g service out there.i get on internet when i cut on my goes to 3g. then switch to 4g which connects me. clear says they dont support linux os.i have checked to see if a driver was needed for this usb modem. no success. wonder if i could use wireless to connect on internet. or perhaps perchase another usb air card from verizon or any case device has to be on for linux ubuntu 10.10 to reconize it. but when i dual boot it says i am offline.i also shut off modem and tried to get on internet that way. but i only noticed led light come on but no connection. i will find a way sooner or later. hopefully it will not conflict with my current modem which allows my access to internet for windows os.through belarc advisor i do see auto ip address and dhcp server numbers. what ever that means.under wimax network adapter but dhcp is ( none responded ) under marvell yukon 88e8040 pci-e fast ethernet controller. which means i dont have a phone line hooked up i guess. again thxs, always learning. jerom2011


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