[ILUG] Broadband querry
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Fri Mar 5 17:32:51 GMT 2004
On Friday 05 March 2004 16:27, Dermot Daly wrote:
> >USB + Linux = pain i.t.a.
> Why so? My setup is Fedora Core 1 + UTV USB Zyxel Modem, and following
> Caolan's excellent HOWTO, all works fine.
The difference is that an Ethernet modem would work without reading any HOWTO.
> Could it be a case that you got burned with some USB stuff in the past,
> and haven't gone back to it?
I've just observed that the chance of a USB device working under Linux
are about the same as the chance of a plumber coming to mend a leak
on a Friday night, ie it has been known to happen.
I tried this modem Sir Anthony sent me last week.
The ethernet connection worked as is.
The USB connection did not work as is.
It didn't even work under Windows-2000.
Admittedly I probably did something wrong.
I don't know whether to send this modem back.
I know Sir Anthony is on his uppers,
and can be seen busking in Grafton Street,
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