connecting a ZTE F165 with next g to a ubuntu laptop

Scott Evans scott at
Tue Jun 2 00:57:28 BST 2009

As a guess, *21# on the Telstra network is for re-directing a number to

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Gear <paul at>
To: ubuntu-au at
Subject: Re: connecting a ZTE F165 with next g to a ubuntu laptop
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 09:43:30 +1000
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Dave Hall wrote: 

> On Mon, 2009-06-01 at 05:44 -0700, grahampower70 at wrote:
> > Gday all
> > 
> > I have a ZTE F165 moblie phone that I will like to use as a wireless
> > modem on the telstra network though usb.The phone came up on network
> > connections but I don't what setting I need to make it work
> >     
> I know of the phone, but I have never tried to use it as a modem.
> Usually just configure pppd to dial *99# and it connects.

When i was on 8.04, i had good success setting up a mobile USB modem as
a dial-up modem.  I used the number *21# as well as *99# but i can't
remember which was Telstra and which was Optus.

Under 9.04, it will likely be automatic: right click Network Manager ->
Edit Connections -> Mobile Broadband -> Add.


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