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Hello I have an Eee pc that runs on the Linux operating system. Please could you advise me which broadband hardware in the Uk is compatible with Linux. Ideally I would like a mobile broadband dongle that I can also take abroad anything considered at the moment as I'm getting desperate to get online! Thanks.

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You mean a USB Mobile Adapter for a Wireless service like from Verizon or ATT correct ???

 

As far as I know these are only Windows compatible, perhaps they have some Mac support now.

 

So what distro of *nix are you running on that Asus machine ???

 

Asus only seems to indicate some of their models come with XP Home and nothing about the Linux Distro they use, I suppose they leave that up to the user wink

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Yes Jmmijo, I did mean a mobile usb adaptor.

 

Ok thanks Philipp, I'll try the broadband providers and see which ones provide the Huawei dongle....

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Originally Posted By: Philipp
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Many Linux distros support 3G/UMTS modems out of the box but some will require that you disable the pin code first. I would get a modem/dongle from Huawei smile


Nice to know Philip, I'm thinking about a netbook myself and wanted to install something other then FreeDOS onto it wink

Although I don't mind a modern/retro machine in the least....

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