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    i know nothing about mobile broadband and basics about computers so help me please

    so just got one of those 150 pound laptops from asda but 02 mobile broadband wont work see link below as to what are o2 requirements to ensure the modem works. which of these is the easiest to install into the laptop and i mean the easiest i dont have a usb flashdrive or anything is there any that can just be downloaded easy from the internet as im using my home broadband at the mo just trying to set my mums o2 mobile up for her cheers xx

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    All the software ought to have been provided if you have the USB modem.

    Original Poster

    no on another page there was some instructions as to how to download windows xp but it was talking about using a usb flashdrive like a memory stick i think

    If it's like the 3 USB modem, then just plug the stick into one of your laptop's USB ports and it will automatically install the necessary software (it's on the stick).. that's about it...

    Original Poster

    i have the usb modem and have easily installed it in my laptop but i couldn get it started on my mums new one and i think its cause its the cheap one from asda Acer Aspire One AOA150-Ab Netbook and its run on Linux OS no windows

    That is the problem. Linux.
    I doubt if your laptop will run Windows.

    You need to contact 02 to see if there is a workaround for Linux.

    bellows;4170393

    i have the usb modem and have easily installed it in my laptop but i … i have the usb modem and have easily installed it in my laptop but i couldn get it started on my mums new one and i think its cause its the cheap one from asda Acer Aspire One AOA150-Ab Netbook and its run on Linux OS no windows



    Ah right, now I get it. Yes, I'd imagine it is designed only for windows or mac os, not Linux.

    Just did a quick google search and it seems the 02 doesn't have a driver for Linux, but the 3 modem does....

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    Sapphire Blue, Linpus Linux® Lite version , 8.9" WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, Intel® Atom processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache), 512Mb RAM, 120GB SATA Hard Disk Drive with SD Card reader for storage Expansion, Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset up to 8MB Shared Graphics Memory, Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, 3-cell Li-ion battery pack, Integrated 0.3Mp Acer Crystal Eye webcam, 5-in-1 card reader, 3* USB 2.0

    this is the info on the laptop

    Original Poster

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    in here people have spoken about installing windows onto this comp apparantly it can be done but its all to complicated for me

    I don't think it is going to work until 02 release a driver. It might be worth going over to 3 as Liddle ol' me suggests.

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    Liddle ol' me;4170411

    Just did a quick google search and it seems the 02 doesn't have a driver … Just did a quick google search and it seems the 02 doesn't have a driver for Linux, but the 3 modem does....



    could you give me the link as to where it says the 3 modem is capatable with linux cheers

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    bellows;4170918

    could you give me the link as to where it says the 3 modem is capatable … could you give me the link as to where it says the 3 modem is capatable with linux cheers



    A google search should find this. I have the 3 modem and it does work with Linux - but not out of the box. When I was messing with it on Linux one evening, I never managed to get to to work though. (About 8 months ago.) Hopefully there are better instructions online now than when I was trying. But I know 100% certain it does work.

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    cheers all but gonna take laptop back and get my mum one which has windows sooooooooo much easier

    They do work on linux but you need a version or distro based on ubuntu 8.10. plug it in and then click the wireless icon on your taskbar and you will see 3g broadband listed, enter your details like service providor and your away.
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