Pt2 - Mobile Broadband for 9.04
dave.hall at skwashd.com
Thu Aug 20 01:58:02 BST 2009
On Thu, 2009-08-20 at 10:07 +1000, opm595 wrote:
> > What does "ls -l /dev/ttyUSB?" give you?
> Yep, as follows:
> opm at rob2:~$ ls -l /dev/ttyUSB?
> crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 2009-08-20 09:43 /dev/ttyUSB0
> crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 1 2009-08-20 09:43 /dev/ttyUSB1
> opm at rob2:~$
> The other thing I've just noticed after testing the device on a work
> colleague's laptop (which it worked straight away), is that, browsing
> the device in XP, it seems to have nothing more on it then this
> Voadfone Connect .exe file, and once launched it's absolutely obsessed
> in taking you to the Vodafone Prepaid site at every opportunity. I'm
> starting to 'smell a rat' from Vodafone here, or is that an
> unreasonable assumption?
> Yeah, I think it's nearly Ebay time for this little modem. :-)
I don't think that there is any need for ebay to get involved at this
stage. The device is recognised, it is showing up as a device.
Do you get the network manager wizard when you plug in the device? If
not try this:
Right click on the network manager applet
Select the mobile broadband tab
Select vodafone from the list of providers
Give it a name - the default vodafone should be fine
(Left) Click on the network manager applet
Select vodafone from the list
Point your browser to google.com.au
Be impressed that it loaded
Go to http://www.internationalbeershop.com.au and order some beer for
the network manager developers :) (Note: the Around the World in Twenty
Beers Pack is really good).
Send an email to the list telling everyone how easy it was
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