Gavin McCullagh said:
>> Well, I'm _fairly_ sure this is the one I have (I use the UTV standard
> usb modem) and to be honest it has worked fine with 2.4.22, 2.4.24 &
> 2.6.2. I did ugrade to 2.6.3 recently and this caused issues. I've yet
> to get around to chasing it up but it'd work for a while and then it'd
> disconnect and the kernel would disable the IRQ the device was on. A
> reboot was required to get it up again. So I downgraded to 2.6.2 and
> it's fine again. I haven't gotten around to working on this yet. If
> anyone else has seen this I'd appreciate any info.
Others on the list seem to have no difficulties, so I guess it could be
down to my hardware / software combination. My mb is a couple of years old
and has taken a bashing in several house moves.
>> I've had very little reason to complain about the hardware at all as the
> above is pretty clearly a driver/kernel issue. UTV disconnect me from
> time to time (maybe once every couple of days) but I don't think it's
> the modem and it reconnects again a minute later.
>> Have never tried it in windows.
I run a windows 98 (arrgh!) partition to play the odd game, and rarely if
ever connect it to the internet. I used the USB modem through it while
figuring out how to get it working under Linux.
>> I daresay the ethernet modems are better, handier etc. but if you're
> being given the USB one anyway and you're doing this on a budget, the
> Zyxel I have is fine.
True, but the guy asking isn't being given it, and for 120 odd Euro I'd
like something to work. I picked up the speedstream because a. I'm
frivolous with my money and b. it was a bargain. I don't regret it.
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