TalkTalk + Huawei HG521 + Ubuntu 10.04.01 i386 + misery, ANY IDEAS?

r technical500 at
Sun Oct 3 04:19:45 UTC 2010


I tried connecting to the internet from the PC this time

with the Windows laptop disconnected from the modem but

again I cannot connect to the internet.

Note that you cannot connect Windows to the modem using

Windows control panel programs.

Windows can ONLY connect to this modem with the TalkTalk CD,

ie the modem is in some way nonstandard, if Windows cannot connect

using the stuff supplied with XP, then probably Ubuntu cannot connect

with the stuff supplied with Ubuntu!

I forget the error message but Windows own programs will say something

like "Windows cannot connect to this network". The modem has a GNU license,

perhaps one of the Ubuntu team should contact Huawei as they are aware of

GNU they may well cooperate.

On 02-Oct-10 00:53:42 Alan Pope wrote:
>On 2 October 2010 00:35, r <technical500 at> wrote:
>> progress report on this problem, in case you think its resolved.
>> The neighbourhood wireless networks are being detected, and my wireless

>That's great news, it means the hardware almost certainly works fine -
>but then you knew that because it works in Windows.

>> modem is showing up, but I CANNOT use the internet.

>From your first mails it seemed like you were choosing to 'create' a
>new connection. I would avise you right click network manager, edit
>connections and go to the wireless tab. Delete any connections listed
>there, including any you created. Once done, close the dialog, and
>don't do any manual configuration at all. Simply click network manager
>icon and select your access point from the list. It should ask you one
>thing only, the key. This will usually be the WPA-PSK you got or set
>up on the access point. Tap that in and press enter.

>Under normal circumstances that's it, there's no manual configuration
>to do, no MTC, no MAC, no BSSID, nothing. Just click, tap in password,
>job done. It's possible that the manual config you did earlier is
>being remembered by network manager and it's using that configuration.
>This is why I suggest you bin that and start again.

>Let us know how you get on.

>Thanks for your patience.


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