I'm coming back to this issue......
after reading all the opinions about the WinModems and how important it is to ignore them in the 'Linux World'...
I found a very interesting distro HERE
. I installed it on the Laptop in question.
And all I had to do was:
1) Add two modules, 'ltmodem' and 'ltserial'
2) Install the package 'gkdial-1.5.14patched.pet' and 'gkdial-libs-1.2.pet'
4) Open the GUI of gkdial and enter 'provider', 'phone number', 'user name', 'password' and 'Connection type' (PAP)..
Ready...done....click 'Connect' button in the GUI and I was connected. That's it.
That easy...!? Yes!
All the instructions were well described and easy to follow.
No additional driver, no additional hardware...no nothing, just go...
I wonder, can this solution be realized in VL too?