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Old 19. Oct 2010, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For folks like me migrating from Windows, achieving a net connection with a mobile broadband modem has always been a challenge. Some distros allow for these connections to be scripted manually but the work involved is not for newbies. Ubuntu now leads the way with automatic recognition and configuration for a range of modems and connection plans (mine included ) but what if yours isn't one of them or you use another distro?

Well, for those who haven't yet seen it, a solution might be at hand.

http://www.sakis3g.org/

This download supposedly works well for a variety of situations although I haven't tested it myself. There is a wiki style FAQ and forum for sharing information and also an installation video on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD8qqhWODzo

If your system connects well with cable but not so by modem you may want to give this a try.

Note: Currently only works with GSM networks.
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Old 19. Oct 2010, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That really is a great tool. I used mobile broadband for a while, and trying to get it to work with linux was a bit of a headache. While I eventually got it to work, the solution was not the best, as my bandwidth was limited and the Windows software would keep track of the time used, while there was nothing for linux. Of course this tool wouldn't have helped with that either. It is too bad that mobile broadband providers don't support linux more especially now that so many people are using netbooks with linux installed.
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Old 19. Oct 2010, 01:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, it does look interesting and the amount of effort behind it suggests that it works

I can't get it to load a driver for my modem via a live CD which I guess won't be possible although I can connect out readily enough via my cable this way.

Having now got Ubuntu 10.10 exactly how I want it, I don't fancy doing a full install of something else just to try this out
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Old 19. Oct 2010, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...It is too bad that mobile broadband providers don't support linux more especially now that so many people are using netbooks with linux installed.
For a while I've been trying out a new pad running on Android 2.2, which is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel. It detects 3G and Wifi automatically and so far I'm quite happy with it.
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