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Wireless Utopia

The journey towards a free wireless world.

ADSL Modem In Ubuntu

Friday, July 28, 2006

Ubuntu keeps on impressing. I have a Beetel 220BX ADSL2 Modem which came with my Airtel connection. It has has an ethernet connector as well as an USB connector. I had previously tried to get my Fedora Core 5 installation working with the USB connector but failed. I was anxious whether it would work in Ubuntu or not after I read the wiki which said that its best to use the Ethernet connection!

But then I read the Home Networking Wiki which had some more pointers. Finally it was as easy as running the live CD with the USB Modem connected. It generated the /etc/network/interfaces file which lists down the physical interfaces and the rules to bring them up. All I had to do was to copy the file to my hard drive installation and the modem was running on USB!

It was a breeze. The love increases.

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posted by Rajiv, 11:50 AM


Thats great !! Ubuntu rocks . If only Ubuntu also has got driver support for Atheros Wireless chipset in my Toshiba Satellite :(
Said Blogger Rajan, 12:23 PM  

Check out the help wiki. Have heard that Ubuntu has great support for WiFi.
Said Blogger Rajiv, 12:28 PM  

I had managed to get my old thinkpad 600 running ubuntu 5.1 to connect to the same modem over usb. It was fantastically easy. Ubuntu really rocks.

As I understand, the 2.6 kernel has extremely good support for wifi. BTW, I am sure you have already checked out madwifi.org. If you haven't, that's a project thats attempting to provide support for the atheros wifi chipset.
Said Blogger Mahesh, 8:08 AM  

Do u mean that ubuntu has inbuilt usb drivers for Beetel 220bx adsl modem? please clarify!
Said Blogger sagar, 11:28 PM  

yes it has. its called cdc_ethernet which comes in the kernel by default these days.
Said Blogger Rajiv, 11:47 PM  

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