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USB EDGE Modems

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Hello

Does anyone know if there is a good support for USB EDGE modems on GNU/Linux in general. I am about to get one as part of my mobile internet via EDGE package and am wondering how would I be able to make it work under GNU/Linux.

They don't have official support for anything except windows so far, unfortunately, but they say some reported that it worked on a Mac (even without official support) so maybe it should be able to work on GNU/Linux as well. In the manual for windows installation when instructing to select the device they instruct to select "Nokia 12" whatever that means. It at least says this could be powered by a Nokia chip.

It's basically a device with an antenna and a SIM card inserted inside plugged into the computer via USB. You can see how it looks on this page: http://www.vipnet.hr/cw/show?idc=8747986&idnews=312709

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Daniel

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Is it the type of network that you could use ndiswrapper for? I mean, with ndiswrapper you can use the windows drivers on GNU/Linux, so it could be easier that way Smiling

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"onlinebacon" wrote:

Is it the type of network that you could use ndiswrapper for? I mean, with ndiswrapper you can use the windows drivers on GNU/Linux, so it could be easier that way Smiling

Ndiswrapper is for wireless only iirc, I think libervisco has got his modem working somehow, since he's now on the IRC all the time Smiling

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Yes.. I got it working. Instructions on the slovakian page at http://www.zadacom.sk/linux/index.html proved useful. The actual manufacturer of the modem is that slovakian company "Zadacom" and they apparently support GNU/Linux so I was lucky and didn't need to dig much to get it working.

The EDGE is essentially wireless by the meaning of the word since it is internet connection through the air and not wires (as in ADSL, classic dial up etc.) only these aren't usual wifi radio signals, but GSM-based improved GPRS (AKA EDGE) signals (mobile 3G technology).

It is charged by MB's trans