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achilleez13
April 10th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Hi All,
I've just switched to ubuntu 8.10 from XP (hurrah!),but have no knowledge of Linux OS whatsoever.From searching I realize the Voyager has been a problematic modem for many users,however I've managed to get it working to some extent (I'm using it to post this) using the eciadsl driver.
I installed these two files eciadsl-usermode_0.11-1_i386.deb (also tried 0.12 no real difference) and pppoe_3.5-4ubuntul_i386.deb configured eciadsl started it and connected.My problem is that the OS doesn't seem to know that I'm connected to the web :/ ,as in the system clock won't correct itself for dst,I can't update nvidia drivers using the Hardware drivers function,the network icon shows that I'm disconnected,Firefox always starts in offline mode etc. etc.
Does anyone have any clue about how to solve this or am I just gonna have to bite the bullet and buy a new modem?
Thanks in advance for any advice.

FreewheelinFrank
April 10th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Buying a new ADSL router will be a lot less hassle. (I'm not sure if you can buy a simple Ethernet ADSL modem- some ISP's give them away- you might have a friend or relative with one lying in a cupboard.)

Just plug in the Ethernet cable for fuss-free connection, plus you get the added advantage of a hardware firewall.

Just be sure to get a router with ADSL, wired or wireless. (You can get wireless for about 40 now.)

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=37676

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=219509

FreewheelinFrank
April 10th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Alternatively you can pick up a BT Ethernet modem on Ebay for less than a tenner.

For example:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-BT-210-ADSL-USB-Ethernet-Modem-360-PS2-Unlocked_W0QQitemZ320355672858QQcmdZViewItemQQptZU K_Computing_Networking_SM?hash=item320355672858&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1690|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18

achilleez13
April 10th, 2009, 12:37 PM
Thanks for the quick reply :) Thinking about buying this one,

http://www.solwise.co.uk/adsl-sar600e.htm

Looks ok to me and 20 delivered,unless anyone's had any problems with it?

coffeecat
April 10th, 2009, 01:04 PM
I'm not familiar with that one. But from your link this is encouraging:



Platform Support
For Ethernet - OS IndependentWhich means that under UK consumer law, if it doesn't work with the OS of your choice, you can get your money back.


However... I'm sure it will. :) And IANAL. :p