wireless mobile broadband connection

Rena & Richard Jenkins richard.jenkins at internode.on.net
Wed Mar 9 06:32:22 UTC 2011

On Wed, 9 Mar 2011 15:05:52 +1100
ray burke <rayburke30 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can any one help-
> I am testing out Kubuntu 10.10mm and trying to establish a mobile
> wireless broadband connection thru a usb modem stick
> that runs at 7.2mbs, but when I click on Network Management settings
> the wireless tab is greyed out so cant complete, even
> when I pug in the wireless modem stick?
> ray


My experience with 'network-manager' ... which is becoming the standard
program for all sorts of internet connections, is that it does a
complete scan of the interfaces at start-up.  It might be worthwhile to
test whether installing the usb-dongle at startup allows the modem to
be connected.  You see the modem MAY also be detected as a mass-storage
device.  For whatever reason, greyed-out on the screen means that the
modem was not detected.

Try this:

install the usb-dongle.

now look over the content of your dmesg (in /var/log/) ... it should
have a line showing that ONE of the usb ports is connected to a modem
and it should give the chipset/brand of the dongle.

Report back to the group on your progress.

Good luck


Rena & Richard Jenkins
Canberra,  AUSTRALIA
'Debian linux (6.0) on a Mac: Terrific!'

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