[ubuntu-uk] Installing Orange wireless dongle on Ubuntu 8.10

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Mon Feb 16 20:36:01 GMT 2009


Looking at the wiki it should just work
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NetworkManager/Hardware/3G). You don't need
Oranges software, when  you plug the dongle in click on the little icon
that that normally has your wifi signal strength and things and it
should have a "Mobile Provider" or something there. 

If it doesn't, when you plug it in go into a terminal (Applications ->
Accessories -> Terminal) and type "dmesg > dmesg.txt". This will
generate a lot of information in a file called dmesg.txt and then post
that back here. From that we may be able to help you some more.

Hope that helps,

-Matt Daubney

On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 19:40 +0000, John wrote:
> Andrew Williams wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 12:46:43AM +0000, John wrote:
> >   
> >> I wanted to try get Orange Wireless on here, as I have Orange with my 
> >> mobile. I went into the shop, and they allowed me to try installing the 
> >> dongle with one of their SIM cards, and the dongle.
> >>
> >> Well, I was in there for about an hour, and it just wasnt having it. It 
> >> would install the drivers, it kept on saying it couldnt find them, and 
> >> it couldnt find the dongle either, even though, when I looked could see 
> >> the files for the dongle. I even searched on the net, and found a few 
> >> places that tried to explain how to install, and with the guy in there, 
> >> we tried, but still we couldnt install the drivers.
> >>
> >> Has anybody any experience with these dongles, I would really like to 
> >> get one.
> >>
> >>     
> >
> > What model dongle is it? If it's a Huewai it'll either work or you have to use the likes of usb_modeswitch to get the dongle into the right mode to show the 
> > usb serial port. It should have the model number printed on the back.
> >
> >   
> Hi, sorry its taken so long to get back to you. As I have already 
> mentioned, I'm not that good with Ubuntu, not been using it long. The 
> dongle Orange gave me is a Icon 225. I dont know how to use
> usb_modeswitch
> would that work with 8.10 and the dongle I have?
> If so, could you explain in simple terms how to use it?
> Thank you.
> John.

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