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Unable to connect to internet

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by goldyc, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. goldyc

    goldyc Thread Starter

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    I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Laptop (first time Linux user)Seems all fine i just have a few questions

    1. Why does it display the message modem not connected when i connect it to the Dongle provided by the ISP?
    2. Where is the icon for cd drive?Can't find it....
    3. Would i have to install the linux version of Blender and Gimp??
    4. Anything else that's different from Windows i should know about?
    Many thanks,
    Goldy
     
  2. TerryNet

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    1. The "modem" is a wireless broadband USB modem? If so, is there a Linux driver for it and have you installed it?

    2. Don't know; last used version 10.10. Have you looked in file manager?

    3. Only need to install them if they are not already installed and you want to use them.

    Will move this thread from Networking to Linux and Unix.
     
  3. goldyc

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    1.) No i haven't installed the drivers yet cos the modem doesn't show up.In the instruction manual it says drivers are there in the folder,but the folder doesn't open on the modem,but it does open ,though a normal USB does register.
     
  4. arochester

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    What is the MAKE and MODEL of your modem?
     
  5. goldyc

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    It's from Huawei-EC156HSIA modem
     
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    The files on the flash storage area of the wireless broadband modem are almost certainly for Windows only and not for Linux. If you want to use the modem with Linux, you will need to install Linux drivers for it.
     
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