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#1 djd1

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:43 PM

Hi, I recently acquired an old laptop, Compaq with 12gig hd, 512 ram and 700 ghz intel. I decided I was going to give linux a try as I had heard of it but have no experience with it. I installed it, Ubunto 8.04 lts, and since the only internet service I have is with Verizon usb 720 modem. I installed the cd to set it up and nothing! Called verizon and was told that they don't work with linux but they said there is a workaround that many use. I googled it and came up with a couple of how tos but were way over my skill level. Can anyone in this forum walk me thru a way to set up my laptop so as to use my broadband card? Many thanks in advance.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:21 PM

YOu can get around it by using ethernet and by getting a router.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:06 PM

Follow these instructions. Go slow...read it a few times before begining. Hope it helps.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=398...amp;postcount=2

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:14 PM

raw, thank you very much for your reply. I use my laptop on the road so a router is not an option, which I forgot to mention in my original post. I will try your link and thanks again.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:39 AM

You should have called it a Verizon Wireless Air Card, because the way you described it it sounded like a house modem that had a USB Port.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 12:31 AM

raw, you gave me a link to help me to set up my verizon wireless air card (usb 720) to my ubuntu os. The directions were over my head but I installed kubuntu 8041 which uses KPPP dialer and the setup was a lot simpler. I connected to the internet, or so I thought, and used the browser konquerer, which came with the os to connect to the internet but kept getting the message unable to locate http://www.yahoo.com or http://www.google.com. And yet I was able to successfully download several updates! Any ideas?

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:22 AM

Maybe you need to add dns servers to your /etc/resolv.conf

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:33 PM

Open your browser and try this address:
64.233.167.99 (IP for Google)

Open a terminal window and type: cat /etc/resolv.conf
Post the output.

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