How best to activate a mobile internet modem/ SIM card @ Kubuntu Karmic?

Mark Greenwood captain_bodge at
Sat May 15 15:41:13 UTC 2010

On Saturday 15 May 2010 14:56:07 Bas Roufs wrote:
> Dear Everybody
> At present, I am trying to activate a mobile internet modem and SIM
> card at my netbook: Asus 1001HA together with Kubuntu Karmic. For LAN
> and WLAN, I am using now WICD, with which I have better experience
> than KNetworkmanager. However, WICD does not work with my mobile
> broadband internet modem + SIM-card. The mobile internet modem is a
> "HUAEI Model E1820 HSPA+ USB Slider".
> I am looking for one or more software package(s) which I could use
> next to or in addition to WICD.
> Does "KPPP" have relevance in this context? If so, how to use that package?
> Thanks, respectfully yours,
> Bas.
Wicd doesn't seem to support any mobile internet devices, but I've been using networkmanager successfully with one for a month or so.

If you install networkmanager you need to make sure you completely uninstall wicd and reboot before trying networkmanager.

You may be able to get KPPP to work but the setup would be much more complex.


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