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.
I am new to Ubuntu - I just installed it yesterday and I have been having some problems.
I would very much like to use my USB Mobile Broadband modem to gain access to the internet so I can do things like download WINE and run steam.I know the Modem is working because I am using right now in Windows 8.
I have been trying to get two internal modems (e.g., Intel 537) that work fine under Windows Xp to be recognized by Ubuntu 12.04 (on a Dell Precision). After having done a great deal of research in recent days I believe they are both winmodems, and that it will take a lot more effort than I wish to invest to get them to work, assuming it is at all possible.
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!!).