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I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed. On a Dell latitude D520 laptop. I need to buy a USB modem as the onboard one was not detected and I have fussed around long enough trying to get it working.

What make/model do you all suggest for a USB modem?

I would like to make it as easy to install and use as possible as this laptop is for my parents.

Thaks guy.

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Do you mean a modem, or a USB wifi-dongle? – TheXed Dec 5 '11 at 22:39
Dial up modem via USB. US robotics makes a popular one. Parents only have Dial-up at their summer home. – Mike Munro Dec 5 '11 at 22:58
I found this anyone install this before?… – Mike Munro Dec 6 '11 at 0:18
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because hardware recommendation is off topic. – David Foerster Mar 24 at 11:09

The US Robotics 56K USB FAX/MODEM works great.

US Robotics 56K FAX/MODEM

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