I heard about Ubuntu’s 3G support quite a while back, but yesterday was the first time I actually tried it out. This was done using a Nokia E51 connected via USB with a DST Easi card with Ubuntu 9.04. Please note of the importable troubleshooting note below
- Connect the phone and set connectivity mode to “PC Suite”
- A configuration wizard should pop up as shown below:
If the wizard does not show, start it manually by following these steps:
- Select the any setting as they will be manually edited later. For this example I chose Albania and Vodafone as the country and provider respectively as it has minimal configuration changes
- Give the connection a name: “dst.internet”
- Go to Network connections (System > Preferences > Network Connections) and edit the newly created connection
- Ensure the configuration is as follows:
- Number: *99#
- APN: dst.internet
- Username and password can be left blank
- If the Albania > Vodafone settings were used, only the APN needs to be changed
Left click the network manager applet and connect to the newly created “dst.internet” connection
- Enjoy your mobile broadband =)
Now I wonder if this works for the DST Go! and bmobile Zoom! modems….
If you have a problem connecting please note this bug that causes the connection to timeout if there is a shell running as root. So close all terminals open. It took me 2 hours to figure this out so I hope you won’t have to suffer the same.