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Hi everyone,
I've recently installed LINUX on my PC.I have got absolutely not idea how shall i go for installing the modem.
Please help !!
 
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Congratulations on getting Linux installed!! Join the club.
Check linmodems.org. for a complete overview.
Note that there are a few issues with internal modems on linux.. Most places where I read about internal modems say that they do not work on linux. I suspect that only some of them work.
On the other external modems such as some of the more popular ones such as USR models are supposed to work on Linux.
I use high speed DSL/cable access to the Internet, and these are supported very well. For cable there might be a small issue with DHCP client and can be solved easily. For ADSL, things are even simpler, you just need to install pppd, and download the rp-pppoe software from http://www.roaringpenguin.com, and reboot after installation.
If you have any more questions, try also asking in the Linux User's Group closest to you. This is like a fraternity, and you will benefit a great deal from it. Especially on topics such as what modem to buy and what services are available. etc.
Best wishes.
Mathew
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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