Please help me ask a question on the Ubuntu site

Barry Williams bazzawill at
Tue Jun 30 03:44:08 BST 2009

These instructions from sierra wireless are for the 306 modem which I
thought was what telstra used but it should work for the 307 sierra
doesn't have a 308 model listed but it may be a slightly modified
version in the same series in which case the same driver should work.


On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 8:47 AM, Abramo Papp<a.papp at> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> I will try these links. I will let you know how I go.
> Thanks, Abramo
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Fawcett [mailto:omniwoof at]
> Sent: Sunday, 28 June 2009 11:14 PM
> To: Abramo Papp
> Cc: ubuntu-au at
> Subject: Re: Please help me ask a question on the Ubuntu site
> Hello Abramo!
> I wish I had a solution to your problem but I don't know how to install a
> Telstra USB wireless modem on Ubuntu, and I've tested creating a new thread
> at
> Can I suggest another popular way of getting support is to use
> IRC?
> Another is here:
> And please don't worry about being verbose. More information is almost
> always preferable to less information.
> On a side note I'm very pleased to hear that you are still trying to stick
> with Ubuntu even though you have had these problems getting support.
> I wish you the best of luck.
> - Dave
> PS: It's a different model but perhaps this thread will get you
> started?
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Abramo Papp <a.papp at> wrote:
>> Hi Melissa,
>> I've decided to take the plunge into Ubuntu but I have come accross an
>> early
>> hurdle:
>> I have a new Asus eeepc notebook and connect to the internet using a
>> Telstra
>> broadband wirless modem (Sierra Wireless USB 308 modem). It obvously works
>> with my Windows XP, but it is not recognised by Ubuntu 9.04. I have tried
>> to
>> manually configure it using the Ubuntu documentation but it still does not
>> get recognised. I have searched the Sierra Wireless website and have
>> downloaded drivers and instructions, but the 'make' command ends in
>> errors.
>> I have read many questions and answers on the
>> web site and none seem to offer any help. I have tried on two occassions
>> to
>> ask my own question. I got to the point where I entered a summary line,
>> then
>> I can't seem to get any further. I must say it is very difficult for a
>> novice to find the question page and add any detail. I have screen output
>> of
>> all the termianl window commands etc. which would make sense to a linux
>> administrator.
>> Sorry about the verbose explanation, but I want you to know I have tried
>> as
>> best I can to follow the Ubuntu protocol to find an answer. I was a Unix
>> system administrator (DEc Ultrix) several life-times ago, now I simply
>> want
>> to use anything but Microsoft or Apple operating systems. I hope you can
>> point me in the right direction.
>> Cheers
>> Abramo Papp
>> 0417711911
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