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    Ubuntu connecting to internet problems

    Hallo all,

    Please help. I have installed Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) on my PC, now it doesn't have codecs to play media files and other components need to be downloaded. The internet connection i have is through my cellphone. I cant seem to connect using my phone when using Linux. How can i connect to my cellphone and thus connect my Ubuntu to the Internet. I don't use an ISP its just a data connection i use with Vodacom (my cellphone network). I live in South Africa.

    Thanking you in advance,



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    Linux Guru jmadero's Avatar
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    I would suggest installing version 8.10 as it has much better support for tethering and networking (it was one of the versions main focuses). I was surprised after I installed 8.10 and plugged in my cell that it auto detected as a modem and immediately let me use it for internet.
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    Ubuntu 7.10 connecting to cellphone modem

    I undastand jmadero,but me getting anotha distro may be a problem. I have received help from some guys bt i havnt been able to get mine to work. How do i know what my cellphone usb device is? How can i find that out? Is it /dev/ttys0 etc?


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