[H-GEN] USB Wireless Inet under Linux.

Simon Ellis ellis777 at bigpond.net.au
Thu Sep 2 01:09:37 EDT 2010


You have not mentioned what Linux distro you are using.
A number of the wireless broadband modems are now recognised directly by 
Ubuntu 10.04, (and probably most of the current distros), and are easily 
set up. A big change to what had to be done previously to enable the 
modes to be recognised.

Simon Ellis.

On 2/09/2010 2:52 PM, Carl Adams wrote:
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> Hello All
> I'm currently looking for the most economically efficient way to
> connect to the Internet via wireless using Linux. A few years ago I
> purchased an iBurst modem, but that technology is now obsolete. The
> best bet appears to be a USB stick modem, a device somewhat bigger
> than a USB memory stick (about 70 x 25 x 10mm) – essentially a mobile
> phone without screen, keyboard, mic or speaker. I've purchased a
> Virgin Mobile device for A$80 that includes 1mth/5GB usage. Virgin
> have a 365day/12GB recharge for A$150 that would be fine for me - my
> typical usage is less than 1GB/month.
> Unfortunately, as one might expect, this device has no Lx support, but
> it seems that the Lx community is addressing the problem. There's a
> very good site at www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/ with full
> technical explanations, software to download, and a help forum that
> I'm currently posting to. No success as yet, and I've a feeling that
> there are more problems yet to come. The thread I'm posting to is here
> for those interested:
> http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/bb/viewtopic.php?t=483
> I'd be very interested to hear from anyone who has either a good,
> inexpensive wireless Inet connection, or experience with these modems.
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