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    Re: connecting 3 USB modem/ mobile broadband in Ubuntu

    Serious problem here is that this is a modem borrowed from a friend
    who only uses it under windows and told me that I would not need any username/password to use it. Is there a way to find out the username/ phone number and set the password to blank somehow? Sorry this is longer connection related...

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    Re: connecting 3 USB modem/ mobile broadband in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by nimonika View Post
    Serious problem here is that this is a modem borrowed from a friend
    who only uses it under windows and told me that I would not need any username/password to use it. Is there a way to find out the username/ phone number and set the password to blank somehow? Sorry this is longer connection related...
    I think you can get away with leaving the passwords blank, or just put any text in there, I don't think it matters that much. However, the phone number for three.co.uk is

    *99#



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    Re: connecting 3 USB modem/ mobile broadband in Ubuntu

    I guess its just bad luck. I got everything working,gnome -ppp tried to connect, but for who-knows-what reason the connection timed out. Here is the output from the log:

    --> Ignoring malformed input line: ";Do NOT edit this file by hand!"
    --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    --> Cannot get information for serial port.
    --> Initializing modem.
    --> Sending: ATX3
    ATX3
    OK
    --> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    --> Modem initialized.
    --> Sending: ATM1L3DT*99#
    --> Waiting for carrier.
    ATM1L3DT*99#
    CONNECT
    --> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
    --> Connected, but carrier signal lost! Retrying...
    --> Sending: ATM1L3DT*99#
    --> Waiting for carrier.
    --> Timed out while dialing. Trying again.
    --> Maximum Attempts Exceeded..Aborting!!
    --> Disconnecting at Tue Jul 1 18:00:37 2008

    Another thing was that the connection was not always stable. Afte a timeout, I had to reboot everytime. reconnect the modem, and do the whole stuff again.

    Surely there must be some hope for souls like me...

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    Re: connecting 3 USB modem/ mobile broadband in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by nimonika View Post

    Surely there must be some hope for souls like me...
    I'm not sure why the signal was lost. Are you sure you have selected stupid mode in the Gnome-PPP config?

    Normally, if you get a connection, you don't need to reboot, you would only need to reboot if the modem is not detected by your computer. But if you were a able to dial up the ISP then the modem has been detected so rebooting would not make any difference at that stage.

    Keep trying, I had a lot of pain when I first tried it, but now I can connect to the net in 2 minutes from a fresh install of Ubuntu. Don't lose heart, you'll learn a lot if you keep going and it sounds like you're nearly there, it's not bad luck, you just don't have the configuration exactly right yet.


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    Re: connecting 3 USB modem/ mobile broadband in Ubuntu

    People like you keep me going!! Victory atlast !!! posting from ubuntu... The only small (yet another ) problem I am having is that the connection is quite slow- is this normal. Sometimes it is moderate, but mostly slow. For someone used to working on 5 different windows, ssh and email clients simultaneously, this does not help ... Any ideas on how to fool the connection to get top speed?

    BTW, your posts were a grand saviour. Thanks a lot!!!

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    Re: connecting 3 USB modem/ mobile broadband in Ubuntu

    I would recommend using Swiftweasel as your browser. It is a special build of Firefox optimized for Linux.

    You can download a deb file from here

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...kage_id=230717

    It works just like an exe file in windows, just double click to install, make sure you choose the right architecture.

    You should notice a difference... but it might be that coverage in your area is not so good.
    Last edited by Sealbhach; July 2nd, 2008 at 11:10 PM.

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