John Heinen hensandpat at
Mon Nov 10 16:36:12 UTC 2008

Bo Grimes wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 09:18:58PM -0500, John Heinen wrote:
>> I used a usb modem on an OpenSuse operating program, works just fine. On 
>> another machine I have  goody goodyUbuntu and there I  have a winmodem. 
>> Now I found this  on the internet " 
>> http:/  I downloaded it 
>> on another computer, (win vista), and there it sits on the desktop, this 
>> might just work for linux to work with winmodems, I don't know yet.
>> But how do I get this from the desktop to my ubuntu machine.
> Assuming both computers have usb ports, use a thunb drive.  If not burn it
> to a CD or DVD.  Are they networked together in some fashion?
> Whatever you do, I hope it works, but I have found in my ten years of Linux
> dial-up (until last month when I finally got broadband) that using a real
> hardware modem is the best way to go.
> What happened to that usb modem?  Can you swap the winmodem on Ubuntu for
> one in another computer?  Check out
> Here's a review snip:
> "Pros: Ubuntu 8.10 recognises this modem by simply plugging it in. It
> instantly appears as /dev/ttyACM0. I've owned many modems over several
> decades & the performance of this modem is among the best I've seen."
> Cost 23 bucks.  Save you a lot of headaches.
Yea, thanks Bo, I could swap, but I like to play. It's a good idee, 
though,  to buy another usb, where did you get it?  for 23 $   John H

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