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Old 01-07-2006, 01:07 PM   #1
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How to connect to Broadband internet on USB modem in slack 10.2

I recently installed slack10.2. I have a USB modem Huawei MT 882 (the manual says its a router) provided by my ISP. The slack has detected it(i also have a driver provided by modem manufacturer Huawei) and i can see it in - devices-->usb category of hardware-browser in KDE. I have broadband (xDSL) connection (256kbps) which works fine under windows xp.
So how to use that connection on slack???
I have tried netconfig but it doesnt ask me about what device i am using. It fails too. I mean nothing happens after that.

I have been trying this on RH9 too but failed.
Old 01-07-2006, 02:36 PM   #2
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You may want to try something newer than RH9 which is several years outdated. Also, try installing an ethernet card rather than using USB (apx $10).
Old 01-07-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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I guess that what you want to do is to get an IP address. Just edit "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf" accordingly and run "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 X_start", where X is the name of the device assigned to the modem. You can use "ifconfig -a" to list all your ethernet/ethernet-like devices. It has worked for me with all the USB modems which work as routers I've tried, but I don't know if it will work with your specific model, tho'.

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Old 01-08-2006, 08:40 AM   #4
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One basic question I want to ask that, How to identify the name Linux gives to each of your devices Like what would be my modem's name under linux?
One more thing that do I need to install my driver (given by modem manufacturer) when my machine is showing the device?
Some posts here suggest to use "adsl-setup" ; I am using slack 10.2 by I havent found that command (as root) Whats this "rp-pppoe" I have tried that too but no use.
Old 01-08-2006, 10:30 AM   #5
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I think my modem/router isn't configured as "ifconfig -a" gave me

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

What does it mean?


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