[ubuntu-uk] Mobile Broadband

Robert Longstaff dreamfish at dreamfish.org.uk
Tue Jan 20 01:32:58 GMT 2009

> How supported is it with Ubuntu?  Is there a particular network that
> works well, are they all as easy as it comes or should I just forget
> it entirely and route through a Windows PC?

My 3G modem from '3' (a Huawei E220) worked straight
away on my Acer Aspire One running Intrepid.

I don't believe I even needed to change any config
settings - they seemed to be pulled off the modem

A couple of warnings:

- Credit on '3' modems expires after a month, so use
it or lose it. I would suggest buying frequent smaller
amounts, depending on potential usage

- Ubuntu (or maybe my machine) can get confused in
properly recognising the modem when plugged in if you
have an active wireless connection. Sometimes I have
to disable wireless completely and occasionally even
have to reboot.


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