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Thread: 3G internet only to certain provider

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    3G internet only to certain provider

    Hi!

    I live in Sweden and Denmark, and have a Swedish 3G internet provider called 3. They have a special roaming agreement with the Danish company named the same, so that I can surf for free both within the 3 net in Sweden and in Denmark. This has worked very smoothly until recently, when my modem connected to another company here in Denmark, and I was charged for the surfing per MB (a lot of money per MB, luckily I got a warning message in my browser and stopped).
    The company now says that they cannot block my modem from using all foreign networks except theirs, so they've blocked it from all surfing outside Sweden - which means I cannot surf in Denmark. If I was using Windows, their application however could block the unwanted networks...

    But then I saw this field "Network" under "Advanced" in the Network Connections->Mobile Broadband box. What is that for? Can I tell it to connect only to e.g. networks called "3"? I've searched the net for any information about this textbox without success.

    I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and the modem is a Huawei E122, which I've got to work with some usbmodeswitch fiddling.

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    Re: 3G internet only to certain provider

    Mine has that setting it is set for APN 3internet why not try it see what happens
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    Re: 3G internet only to certain provider

    Quote Originally Posted by spiky001 View Post
    Mine has that setting it is set for APN 3internet why not try it see what happens
    APN is already set to bredband.tre.se without which it won't connect. What is your "Network" setting set to? It is the field below APN.

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    Re: 3G internet only to certain provider

    mine is blank. Not much help am I
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    Re: 3G internet only to certain provider

    Have you tried deleting connection and starting again
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    Re: 3G internet only to certain provider

    Quote Originally Posted by spiky001 View Post
    Have you tried deleting connection and starting again
    Sorry, but what help would that be? I can connect in Sweden, I cannot connect in Denmark because they blocked me on my instructions. I want to set it so it only connects to 3G providers with a certain name.

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