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Bug#830951: Support usb dongles via usb-modeswitch and network-manager during installation

On Wed, 2016-12-28 at 21:44 +0530, Pirate Praveen wrote:
> On തിങ്കള്‍ 26 ഡിസംബര്‍ 2016 09:04 വൈകു, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:
> > This needs at least usb-modeswitch{,-data} & pppd as udebs, and that's only to 
> > have the needed binaries in the d-i context.
> Just a note:
> I got my modem working with usb-modeswitch and modemmanager. A subset of
> the usb modems will work without pppd. The dialing part is done by the
> modem itself.

PPP is not used on packet-switched cellular networks.  Some modems act
as a PPP server for backward compatibiity with dial-up.


Ben Hutchings
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