USB Modem with Linux

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Sun Mar 30 23:01:14 UTC 2008

Donatas G. wrote:
> On Friday 28 March 2008 14:52:18 John Hansen rašė:
>> I have been trying to establish whether the USB modem which the various
>> mobile phone companies promote will work with Linux. I am told by the
>> companies that they will not as there is a problem with drivers. Others
>> maintain that they do work straight out of the box.
> I have some experience with icon globesurfer 3G modems, connected via usb. 
> They do work, you just have to find a little program that swithces those from 
> usb flash memory mode to modem mode. Otherwise, they work out of the box. 
> I used a small file icon_switch.c that I downloaded from somewhere - guess 
> google knows where from.
If the modem is used for internet, I have a Motorola that works straight 
out of the box for AT&T DSL service.  It functions perfectly on Gutsy 
Kubuntu.  Hope this is useful to you.  Steven

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