Re: demon usb modem [WAS: suggestions of uncapped Broadband >512Kbp in UK]
On Thursday 11 Aug 2005 18:19, michael wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-08-03 at 13:13 +0100, various wrote:
> I've signed up with Demon and got their USB modem - but Debian doesn't
> bring up eth0. Do I have to anything extra before I can use their modem?
> Thanks, Michael
Ooh bum - you've selected my suggestion! - no pressure!
Anyway - which modem did you get ?
The modems that I have direct experience of do not have ethernet - they've
been models of the SpeedTouch USB modem (the 320 and the 330)
If it is a SpeedTouch there is a user space driver (apt-get install
speedtouch). Therre are hundreds of places around the web that explain how to
do speedtouch and debian.
Basically the modem behaves in a very similar fashion to a normal dial-up
modem: i.e. you have to set up ppp.
I have a small firewall with a SpeedTouch 330 connected so I can get the
relevant details from that, although it was set up using Potato with a 320
Unfortunately, I can't track down anything right now as I'm cooking tea for
the wife and me. Will definitely get back to you later this evening if you
haven't succeeded on your own.