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I installed Ubuntu on an old computer. It only has a modem port, and no LAN port. But since it has USB then I can use the USB mobile dongle to connect to the Internet. In order to use it, I need to install the package usb_modeswitch . How and where from to download the files needed from from another computer and how can I install them?

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Pilot6, Warren Hill, karel, Maythux Jul 22 '15 at 8:32

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Yes, download it from another computer put it ont usb , and install it on the old computer. – Uri Herrera Jun 2 '12 at 17:53
yes but how to search and where to find and how to install with what commands – Kangarooo Jun 2 '12 at 18:27
You can also try with Keryx. See…. – carnendil Feb 13 '13 at 15:41

Once you get the necessary files downloaded, and copied to the old computer, take a look at this site

Or You can click here to download

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i would like to download from ubuntu server but how to find package and where and what commands to use universaly for any package from ubuntu server to get same result as if it was with internet connection installed. – Kangarooo Jun 2 '12 at 18:31
click on the file name in the link that I included, to download the file. – Mitch Jun 2 '12 at 18:32
cant do 1st step sudo aptitude install libusb-dev – Kangarooo Jun 2 '12 at 18:59
Does it give you any messages? – Mitch Jun 2 '12 at 19:02
yes- couse of no network connection it says E: Couldng find package libusb-dev – Kangarooo Jun 2 '12 at 19:12

Try APTonCD a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs with all of the packages you've downloaded via APT-GET or APTITUDE, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers (description from APTonCD project website).

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with it cant put usb-modeswitch – Kangarooo Jun 2 '12 at 19:48
@Kangarooo Do you have any error output? – pl1nk Jun 2 '12 at 20:00
No just that package isnt selectable to make aptcd – Kangarooo Jun 2 '12 at 20:14
@Kangarooo With aptcd you mean APTonCD? Is it possible to provide more info? – pl1nk Jun 2 '12 at 20:30
Open APTonCD and theres no package usb-modeswitch. I have on computer installed it but its not appearing in APTonCD programm for selection – Kangarooo Jun 2 '12 at 20:33

Installation files, and instructions can be found here. It walks you through compiling the source, kind of a pain, but it seems to me to be pretty straight forward. unpack, run make. Hope it helps.

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