I have been having trouble trying to get my internal modem to work on my Thinkpad T61. I used the scanModem program and followed the instructions but it still does not work.
I am using Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty.
on 07/18/2009 – Made popular on 07/18/2009
I have this ZTE MF626 3G modem, which works flawessly on my netbook. However, yesterday I installed Karmic on a Thinkpad T40, and the same modem doesnt get recognized when I plug it. I know the modem is ok, because I plugged it back on my netbook and worked ok. Also (this may be related) I was unable to install from a -usb stick, it froze in the middle of the install.
I have a third-hand hand-me-down Thinkpad R60e whose internal modem works well on dial-up when running on its hard drive's Windows XP, but I can't achieve dial-up when I run the laptop on Mint Maya installed on a flash drive with Gnome-PPP.
Earlier I used Windows 7 and the modem used to work absolutely fine. Even when it disconnected it used to reconnect automatically without any trouble. But then I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on dual boot and set up the modem connection properly but the modem now disconnects much more frequently(eariler it disconnected once in 5 hours or so and after ubuntu in 5 minutes!!).
My Netgear A6200 USB Modem does not work with Ubuntu 12.10 running on either a i7(2.4 Mhz w/8GB RAM, two 500GB HDs & eight USB 2.0 ports) desktop or a HP/Compaq Mini 110c Netbook (running 12.04). The A6200 modem is simply not recognized. Several older Netgear modems work with Ubuntu 12-10 fine. I tried A6200 on Wine and on a virtual Windows disk, but that was no help.