[PC-BSD Testing] Dialup Utility?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Sep 1 07:07:40 PDT 2010


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On 08/31/2010 12:09, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> DISCLAIMER: Assume I am a complete newbie to FreeBSD/PC-BSD.
> 
> On my 8.1, I took a cursory look to see if I can find a graphical utility to
> enable me use a 3G/EvDO USB modem.
> Never mind that I did not even plugin the Huawei modem, but I intend to
> soon.
> Is there such a thing available?
> 
> I am asking this way because the usage of 3G/3G+/EvDO USB modems has grown
> so much and I feel any attempts to tell young folks to use *BSD (not Linux)
> depends on such utilities/abilities built into the OS. PC-BSD being so much
> geared towards the Desktop should have something.
> 
> My thoughts.
> 


I've never really played with this, so I'm not sure of the status of
GUI's for 3g/usb modem setup. I would imagine there isn't a one yet,
since this is probably something specific to BSD, and a straight port of
a linux GUI may not be feasible.

Anybody else have any thoughts on this?


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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems
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