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nobbydog
July 8th, 2008, 08:11 PM
hi
does anyone know if the mobile internet dongles you can get from t mobilr or 3g work on ubuntu.
nobby

arx-lupus
July 8th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Hi,

I don't have any personal experience but you may want to have a look at this link http://www.pharscape.org/content/blogsection/4/53/ I had saved it previously when I was considering mobile broadband.

strick242
July 8th, 2008, 10:13 PM
I successfully used an aircard with ubuntu. Turns out the aircard was nothing more than a usb hub with a usb modem all internal. What worked for me was to plug the device in and run "lsusb" (that's a small L, not a number 1).

The result I was looking for was like this:
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 1199:0019 Sierra Wireless, Inc.

The list that comes back should give you product name and manufacturer info for all usb devices.
Find the one that corresponds to your device.
In my case it was a Sierra AC595. Make note of the vendor and product id (the 1199:0019 in the example above).
I then ran "sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x1199 product=0x0019".
The 0x1199 and 0x0019 were the id's in my case, your's will more than likely be different.
After this, it was just a matter of using a dial up connection. I used gnome-ppp. It is available via apt-get or synaptic. gnome-ppp wouldn't autodetect my modem.
I believe I chose dev/ttyusb0 as my modem.
The rest of the info you would get from your provider (Dial up number, username, and password)
I hope this helped.

fatality_uk
July 8th, 2008, 10:32 PM
I bought 5 for my old company. Huawei E220 from VodaFone.
They worked out the box. There's even a great little Linux client for it.

https://forge.betavine.net/

Look here and search for the Linux client

Here's the Linux client on Ubuntu in operation
http://amalheiro.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/vodafoneconnected.jpg

t0p
July 8th, 2008, 10:33 PM
hi
does anyone know if the mobile internet dongles you can get from t mobilr or 3g work on ubuntu.
nobby

Somewhere on this forum, someone has posted instructions on how to use these GPRS/3G dongles with ubuntu. I haven't got a link for it, but if you use the search function I'm sure you'll find it.

If you can't find it: the process involves using the program wvdial, which is installed by default on ubuntu. In my sig is a link to a tutorial on using a mobile phone as a modem: the process is basically the same.

Sub101
July 8th, 2008, 10:37 PM
The links within this thread should have all the info you need:


http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=783240

AB34125
July 15th, 2008, 04:28 AM
I bought 5 for my old company. Huawei E220 from VodaFone.
They worked out the box. There's even a great little Linux client for it.



Does any one know if 3 Australia use this Dongle for there 3g modem?

nobbydog
December 5th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Hi aLL
Just installed ubuntu 8-10 on my laptop.and i can't get the cube working i have ticked all the boxes.but the cube does not work.
any ideas!
ALSO i set my e mail up wrong how can i reset it up
How do i startv a new thread forgotten?
thanks nobby

scorp123
December 5th, 2008, 10:59 PM
the process involves using the program wvdial, which is installed by default on ubuntu. With the new Ubuntu 8.10 you don't even need "wvdial" anymore :D ... My Novatel Wireless MC950D 3G USB-modem now "just works" with Ubuntu's "Network Manager". You plug-in the modem, you tell "Network Manager" that you want to use the "Wireless Broadband" connection, a pop-up lets you pick your country and provider .... aaaaand you're in. Done. :D

scorp123
December 5th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Hi aLL
Just installed ubuntu 8-10 on my laptop.and i can't get the cube working i have ticked all the boxes.but the cube does not work.
any ideas!
ALSO i set my e mail up wrong how can i reset it up
How do i startv a new thread forgotten?
thanks nobby You should open a new thread for that question ... :)

hellomoto
December 5th, 2008, 11:17 PM
I am currently connected with my mobile internet dongle and its great! I have been using it the last 3 months with no problems. My speed is about 0.7 - 1mb.

I am using:

Hardy
WVdial to connect.
Huawei E220 HSDPA Modem (lsusb: ID 12d1:1003)
Network 3 (pay as you go)

I found the setup very simple and didn't have any problems.
Just for information: There is a full feature on mobile Broadband in this months "linux format".
If anyone wishes for my config file for WVdial or help with setup please just let me know. :D

mohitsoni
December 29th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Read the article Connecting to the Internet on Ubuntu Linux using GPRS, Bluetooth enabled mobile (http://codebasket.blogspot.com/2008/12/connecting-to-internet-on-ubuntu-linux.html) on CodeBasket. Hope, this will solve your problem.