[LINK] Fwd: Today on Catch - Asus EEE PC 701 Netbook only $259.90

Nick Bannon nick-linkl at rcpt.to
Fri Jun 5 16:07:12 EST 2009


On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 01:29:28PM +1000, James Collins wrote:
[...]
> I have a 3g Telstra USB, but no drivers for Linux. Sad. Vodafone apparently
> make a USB which works with Linux, but their coverage doesn't suit me. I
> need to be able to stay in touch with my CORE online system at all times, so
> it's either the Palm Treo Pro or Chiropractors bills when it comes to
> that... For the moment !!

It's a pity that it's not working out-of-the-box, but it's been great
to have such a popular model of machine sold worldwide. There's usually
a way to get this sort of thing working.

You may be able to get the NextG connection running by loading the driver
("sudo modprobe airprime") and then setting up the connection in the
usual way (same as Vodaphone or Three). Otherwise:

http://quozl.linux.org.au/bp3-usb/eee.phtml
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/896767.html

Unfortunately, until ASUS starts selling machines with that kind of
update, you can still walk into Harvey Norman and buy an Linux Eee PC 701,
but there's a misleading little note in Harvey Norman's spec sheet
that says that these Telstra 3G modems aren't supported.

Nick.

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