re modem usb stick prepaid broadband

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Sun Dec 21 15:16:55 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 1:27 AM, Ray Burke <rayburke30 at> wrote:
> I have been told by all 4 who supply the stick (telstra,DoDo,optus and 3)
> for the prepaid broadband that is not compatable for linux, so what your
> response
> to that, by just changing the PPPd(how?) will solve this problem, as dont
> want to comit
> not knowing if I cant connect??????

In my experience, when companies say their products don't work with
Linux, it usually means that (1) they don't know, (2) that they don't
want to train their support staff to troubleshoot Linux to serve a
relative minority of users.  While some hardware products which use
parts of windows to save money on firmware truly don't work with
Linux, this is rare these days.

I have never tried doing it with Kubuntu, but pppd and gnome-ppp
worked fine for me on my Ubuntu laptop.  There are instructions for
setting up these up if you google for them.

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