adsl modem speedtouch 330

well here goes
i have a dell inspiron which i bravely converted to ubuntu,OK for spreadsheets,word docs and worked fine with a dongle
come the end of the season i plugs in the speedtouch modem,for the first time and it don't want to play at all.
i download the driver package, the firmware extractor and then find i need the "idiots guide to Linux"
this man does not know where shell is, or how to input commands or move directorys, 10yrs of windows, 59 yrs of age. burn out!!!!
does anyone have a simple, very simple step by step how to guide for the installation of drivers for the above modem.
oh yes and you cant reinstall vista, once you have installed ubuntu ( i found that one out for myself)

magusrelax

Speedtouch

There used to be trouble with the Speedtouch. I have had on for years and never used it. The problems now seem to be solved.

Look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsbAdslModem/SpeedTouch

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thats one crappy modem!

according to the wiki page it is very problematic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpeedTouch_330

take a look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsbAdslModem/SpeedTouch and see that helps you get it up and running.