[Scottish] Broadband Question...

babaguy babaguy at myway.com
Fri Jan 12 13:11:30 GMT 2007

 Hi SLUGgers! WOW ! 

Okay - so, I've managed (well, my SWEETHEART managed) to make a functioning computer out of a bunch of old stuff, I got a monitor off FREESHARE, I've installed UBUNTU 5.10 - the one they are currently giving away in the smart, inviting packaging (picked it up from PC Medic in Paisley - nice shop btw) - 

- and it seems to WORK ! ! !  

Perseverance pays off ! (some of you may recall my first attempts w/Linux about 3 years ago - the Suse "Home edition" (NOTHING worked - except Chess at ONE level only!) - and then an earlier edition of Ubuntu...grrrrrrr.....

- but no more, I sense! 

Okay! Here's my question. We have BT Total Broadband - 

(but I DON'T  have the new TOTAL Broadband router - I have a BT VOYAGER ADSL modem - which I also got on FREESHARE. Works good!)

There is a CD which has the modem driver for Windows XP - it's what I'm using to access the internet on the other computer... (bless it). 

What do I need to do to make my UBUNTU computer recognise the ADSL modem and vice versa? 

Does BT do a CD for installation with Linux?  

Is there one of you SLUGgers who HAS the drivers that will work in Linux and recognise the BT VOYAGER ADSL modem?   I currently don't have a CD or DVD re-writer, only CD-ROM (on both the XP and the UBUNTU machines) so I don't think I'll be able to download and burn a version of the driver even if I were to find it on a Linux web driver repository.....

I hope one of you will be able to help and advise me on this, as I'd REALLY like to be able to get online with the Ubuntu machine.....

I REALLY like this new-ish Ubuntu, by the way - it's fun! (and it seems to WORK ! )

Yours in hope, and with THANKS in advance,

- Paul Birchard   

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