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Re: [SLUG] Which USB modem?



I would go with a brand name usb modem. Thats probably your 
best bet (look on linux-usb.org), a banksia or netcomm would
probably be recognised.

You will also wana check what drivers do what, as i have found 
with usb in  2.4 it doesnt always recognise compatable hardware.
(the smc usb ethernet i got with my adsl, or my quickcam express
both are "unrecognised" but work fine with a lil ismod ing)

Dean

Peter Hardy wrote:
> 
> ...and then Steve Kowalik said:
> > On Sun, Jun 03, 2001 at 01:17:07PM +1000, Jordan uttered:
> > > What USB modem can I buy that will work with Linux?
> > > I gather it must be "ACM" compliant?
> > > But, how to find one?
> > > The easier it is to setup, the better!
> > > Assume latest kernel, etc.
> Best place to look would be http://www.linux-usb.org, and the working
> devices list at http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/
> 
> > Errr, why USB? USB under Linux still requires a black-belt degree in black
> > magic.
> > *pats his trusty 56K serial modem*
> 
> Not really.  According to the USB Guide, making a USB modem work involves a
> kernel-recompile, and adding a device.  Funky user-friendly distros like
> Mandrake probably already have the support there.
> And since 2.2.18 and up have reasonably complete USB support rolled in, you
> don't even need to worry about upgrading to 2.4 anymore.  The exception
> being usb-storage, but that's another story.
> 
> Peter.
> peterhardy@nospam.one.net.au
> 
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