newbie trying to install usb modem
From: Stephen Puttick (stephen_puttick_at_sjpej.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:27:26 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have just installed sarge using CDs (jigdo download of 1st 3) on my
old win98 PC. I have 2 hard disks so Debian is on a separate disk - so
no real problems if I need to start again.
I have an Alcatel speedtouch 330 USB (broadband/ADSL) modem, which works
on both the win98 PC and my win xp laptop. I'm not quite ready to
completely abandon windows yet, but the first step along that route
would be to start with a shared internet connection with the Debian
machine in charge. Ultimately I would like a proper home network, where
I could allow my daughter (currently 20 months) access to some internet
(such as CBeebies) and access to her own login without any danger of
wrecking anything else.
1) Do tell me if I've made any false assumptions so far
2) I found the following site which talks about recompiling the kernel
this all sounded a bit more involved than i was planning as a newbie
I have sarge installed with the 2.4 kernel. (jigdo template 19 Sept 2004)
3)Am I right in thinking that a newer kernel might support the speedtouch.
4) I haven't yet got an ethernet card - I thought I'd wait until I could
get a net connection up and running. Am I wrong? should I go and get
So any advice on how to get this modem working would be greatly
appreciated - or should I abandon it for another model (it was provided
with the ADSL).
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