[ubuntu-uk] trouble with a "Vodafone TopUp And Go" dongle

Adam Funk a24061 at ducksburg.com
Tue Aug 16 10:38:05 UTC 2011

On 2011-08-13, Tony Pursell wrote:

> On 13 August 2011 17:03, Adam Funk <a24061 at ducksburg.com> wrote:

>> I plugged one of these into my Ubuntu laptop, which recognised it as a
>> "Vodafone Mobile Broadband K3570-Z", but I couldn't get a working
>> connection (the network manager icon in the notification area went
>> into a very high speed spin with the "trying to connect" two dots).

> There was a discussion about this on the list a month or so ago - worth
> looking in the archives.  My settings for the older K3565-2 are
> Number *99#
> Username <blank>
> Password <blank>
> APN: pp.internet
> Network ID <blank>
> Type: Any
> PIN: <blank>
> You can give those a try, but I think in the discussion the newer dongle has
> a different APN that was successful.

After various combinations and copying what was in the working Windows
config, I have concluded that the magic values for my system are as
follows (for the record, in the hope that this may help someone else):

Number      *99#
Username    web
Password    <blank>
Network ID  <blank>
Type        Any
PIN         <blank>

Also, I think that it works in one USB port (the one I usually have my
mouse in) but not the other one --- is that possible?


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