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    Help a complete linux newbie....please!


    When I say newbie, I really do mean it. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake, but I'm having a major problem trying to connect to the internet with it.

    I have a BT Voyager 105 USB modem, and my ISP is Plusnet. I have searched for info on how to install this, but everything I read assumes at least some experience with Linux - I have none.

    Could anyone hold my hand though this please? I'm no idiot, but no computer programmer either!

    Any help is very much apprciated.

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    can you post what you have tried or the links to those sites they tell you how to?

    for example have you looked at this thread
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/per...modem-usb.html
    take a look at the second post in that thread. Try what it says to do, and the post back your results
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    or you could go to this site and follow their instructions, but a better thing would be to buy a proper modem/router and a network card and throw the voyager rubbish away

    USB is a lousy network protocol, slower and less reliable than ethernet
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    Try this:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DialupModemH...ht=%28modem%29

    it's lengthy, but seems to be thorough and step by step

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    Cheers guys, plenty for me to try there. As always, I'm doing this as time allows, so I'll let you know how I get on when I can!

    I did do a bit of digging around elsewhere, and popular opinion seems to be that this usb modem is rubbish. As towy71 says, a proper modem/router and a network card might be a better & easier oprion for me. Anyone have any buying tips for these - UK based?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seymour
    Cheers guys, plenty for me to try there. As always, I'm doing this as time allows, so I'll let you know how I get on when I can!

    I did do a bit of digging around elsewhere, and popular opinion seems to be that this usb modem is rubbish. As towy71 says, a proper modem/router and a network card might be a better & easier oprion for me. Anyone have any buying tips for these - UK based?
    You could look at ebuyer.com and look for "quickfind code: 90977" do read the customer reviews though
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    Cheers for that mate, I do think I'm going to go for this. I presume I'll also need a etheret card for my pc? Something like: Ebyer quickfind code 42061?

    I'm guessing also that I'd need a suitable cable from this card to the router, would this one be ok: 88058

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    quickfind:104381 will be fine for an ethernet card and the cable is any rj45 cable but the modem/router might have a one metre cable with it.
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    Cheers mate, I've now ordered this little lot, I'll try again when it arrives.

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    If you have modem (cable or DSL) connect the ethernet wires directly
    to the LAN card. If you have a network adapter some might work even
    the power for it isn't working.

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