[ubuntu-za] 3G Connection using Vodacom 3G (Atlantic)

Louis van der Merwe themandibleclaw at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 19:10:04 BST 2008

2008/10/1 Gert van den Berg <gert-vdb at lantic.net>

>  Hi,
> Does anyone have a way of connecting an Atlantic 3G ( Vodacom SIM )  under
> Ubuntu?
> The references I got to a UK solution provided links to several drivers -
> but none would install under Ubuntu.
> Vodacom are unhelpful - they simply say they do not support Linux based OS.
> Thanks in anticipation.
> Gert

> Hi Gert,

Are you using the USB or PCMCIA modem? both are supported under ubuntu, but
there is no "vodacom mobile connect" application for linux. you have to
configure the connection yourself, but the device is supported out the box.

for the usb modem, the device will be auto detected as /dev/ttyUSB0. then
you can use wvdial or the gnome network applet to connect.
i don't have my wvdial.conf with me right now, but got mine off google.
basically the number to dial is *99***1# or *99# (shorthand), the username
and password can be anything (wvdial doesn't support blank credentials). the
access point to use is "internet".

I will post my wvdial.conf later when I get home.

atleast you have something to google in the mean time :-)


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