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Signal Ground: USB Modems Under Linux: D-Link's DSB-560

Mar 03, 2001, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Moran)

[ Thanks to Tom Moran for this link. ]

"...USB support under Linux seems to be pretty decent from kernel version 2.2.18 onward. The newest 2.4 kernel obviously has the most up-to-date support and is recommended if you have problems with your current kernel version."

"The first thing to do if you're using Linux and want to use a USB modem is to check your kernel version and decide whether a kernel upgrade is needed. In an ideal world, you would be using the latest 2.4.X kernel, but anything after 2.2.17 should be fine. You can check your kernel version by typing uname -a at a shell prompt." "If you have to upgrade to a new kernel, you'll have to go through the usual procedure of configuring, compiling, and installing it. While configuring, make sure that you select the ACM modem driver. Linux-USB.org has published a how-to guide describing some of the details of this procedure. Depending on your kernel version, there will be many different USB selections."

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