That is a cdma (cell phone type) connection, not wi-fi. So it does need to work through a dialer. Before I reply to your last post, here are some things that might help:
- a HOWTO for cdma modem connections (using wvdial, but might be adaptable to chestnut, otherwise, wvdial is in the VL repo, IIRC): http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/LinuxQuestions_org/CDMA_modem_phone_Howto
- the download page for your modem (though you might have seen this), which has a script to use in Linux and a text manual, scroll down to your modem model (or search for "Z020 Drivers"): http://www.zapp.ro/help/download/
Yes I have, vl-hot even adds a new item on the desktop when i plug it in
Now that is very weird, vl-hot only handles mass storage devices, so unless that modem has some kind of memory that works like a flash drive or storage card, I don't quite understand how.
You stated you got an IP address. From where? If you have an ip
address how did you know that? What tools to confirm it?
Before i used Chestnut Dialer I did an ifconfig -a, it showed me the eth0 (my ethernet card) and the loopback. After i dialed using Chestnut i ran ifconfig -a again and got ppp0 (i think that is the right name, 90% sure). That new configuration had an IP, and a gateway that I haven't supplied anywhere. Chestnut also automatically edits the resolv.conf file.
This seems to indicate you have a connection, could be the DNS setup is wrong. Try pinging a fixed ip address instead of a URL. For example, www.google.com
shows up as 126.96.36.199 for me.
For my curiosity: why can't I use chestnut? what is it used for?
Mostly you can, I've had no problems with it and dialup connections, though I never used a cell phone type connection.