Linux and Ubuntu on Laptops & Notebooks
quail.linux at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 01:31:10 BST 2010
On 29 March 2010 14:17, harry at ipunix.com <harry at ipunix.com> wrote:
> Currently one item most important to the laptop/notebook user is the use of
> a Next "G" wireless broadband modem. Telstra, Virgin and all other providers
> that I know off give no support for Linux at all. There is support for
> wireless broadband modems in some of the implementations of Linux such as
> Ubuntu, however to get a device to actually work is a hit and miss exercise.
> I would like to know on any of you that have experience in getting a Next
> "G" wireless broadband modem to work on Ubuntu.
I have had no problems getting getting 3G to work under Linux with
wvdial or pppd. I don't use network-manager (aka network-mangler) as
it is just to problematic. Also the WICD network manager has
support planned for PPP, PPPoE, and Mobile Broadband for version 2.0
which will be released in the late future.
If you not mind using terminal, read on
here is basically my pppd dial demand setup on firewall/gateway/router
# cat /etc/ppp/peers/internode
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -f /etc/ppp/peers/chat-internode"
# cat /etc/ppp/peers/chat-internode
ABORT 'NO CARRIER'
And as root all you need to do is issue the commands for example,
pon internode - connects to provider (internets)
poff - disconnects for internets (provider)
And for a wvdial setup you can refer to this post and there a gui
that can be used with wvdial called gnome-ppp.
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