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ASUS Eee-PC configuration.
On the Asus Eee-PC, the Xandros linux kernel (version 184.108.40.206-eeepc) currently can not be configured to support new modems without recompilations. When the device is inserted it automatically will be detected as a CDROM (with installer information for Windows and Mac computers).
To get around this, it is easiest to use a binary distribution of our drivers.
Because the kernel is newer than 2.6.13, it uses udev and our generic driver configuration package. It automatically ejects the auto-install cdrom and assigns the option driver to the device. The usual ports are created, but the Eee-PC Network manager does not recognize the port as a modem port.
- After loading the driver package on your EEE, right click on the file and select "Install DEV file".
- Installation Complete - File Manager should show the file was successfully installed.
- After the drivers have been installed, you may now insert your Novatel Wireless modem.
- This screenshot shows that the OS assigned the ports (your device may show only 2 ports instead of the 5 ports shown by this device.
- Now you can use the built-in Network Connection Manager to create a connection using the modem.
- The modem shows up in the hardware selection list. You want to choose USB0.
- It can take a while for the list of available networks to show up. Select the one you want to connect to.
- The EEE PC has a large number of network settings preprogrammed. Select the correct one, or type in the the APN, username and password as provided by your operator.
- Name the connection.
- Finish the Connection Wizard.