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Old 03-17-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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USB modem detection


Hello All,

I have worked on Linux little, but not much to know about USB modem configurations. Ok, this is the problem I am facing, I have a beetel ADSL100U modem (USB), it is working great on Win XP but now as I am shifting to a Linux OS, i am having trouble detecting it and configuring it.

How should i go about it?

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Shivram
 
Old 03-17-2008, 01:22 AM   #2
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beetel ADSL100U modem
Sorry, google has never heard of it. I did find Bharti Teletech though.

This the one?
It is a GlobeSpan chipset modem... That would suggest the globespan usb driver is what you want:
http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/

IME it is unusual that usb-xDSL modems will work in linux. There are some that do though.
What does "lsusb" say when your modem is connected?
 
Old 03-17-2008, 03:10 AM   #3
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>Just plug it in
>found new hardware message will appear
>click on configure
>give it a name of your choice
>note down the device location that the wizard gives you
like \dev\usb0 or something like that
>configure modem from control center
>install a package called "kppp"
>configure it according to settings made above
>and dial using it
you are done bravo
 
Old 03-17-2008, 07:41 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ - the both of you.
Good first post redhot. From your name I'm guessing you've experienced these modems??

Would the pair of you be kind enough to edit your profiles to show your lacation and distro. Thank you.

Oh yeah: "kppp" is a kde package - do you have a suggestion for gnome? Xfce?

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Old 03-17-2008, 10:13 AM   #5
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Simon Bridge I was corrected the other day on a usb Zoom modem (conexant chip) also. I guess we are not keeping up with the times but is seems most of the newer distros recognise the usb modems without drivers being added.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 11:11 AM   #6
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Depends on the modem... it is the chipset that determines compatability. I'm still waiting for OP - who says:
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i am having trouble detecting it and configuring it.
So it is not just a matter of plugging it in.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 11:19 AM   #7
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Depends on the modem... it is the chipset that determines compatability. I'm still waiting for OP - who says: So it is not just a matter of plugging it in.
I agree but it seems that most of the distros now recognise the conexant chip. when I started about three years ago everything that was not a hardware modem had to have a driver installed.
 
  


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