Plugged it in, chose the new network management tool, selected mobile broadband and entered the following data for Fonic:. Sim card slot required. If it is not recognised then your kernel may be too old or it has not been compiled with USB support. Sierra Wireless AirCard U [20] v5. Advertisements or commercial links.

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You can see also 3G modem For some background and a different perspective see this site http: USB modems are nice, also because they connect to any USB device desktop pc, notebook, netbook — but they are still too expensive for me.

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It really is all mdem need for WinXP. The advantage of having two ports is that you can have your ppp link on one port and do GSM commands on the other port. If the SIM provider cannot tell you what they are it is often posted in the technical sections of their web-sites you can usually do a successful internet search.

Most likely, the ppp-client interface settings should be changed to match your provider’s requirements. This line is a directive that says that when basic USB services are running the system should force-load the globetrtoter module.

On the other hand, both software packages have drivers made by Option, so I guess they are all the same except for Vodafone providing bloatware along with the plain driver midem. Oh and thanks for the advice on removing the laptop battery from the other post, really helpful.


Generic converter detected usbserial. The second line works on my system — it may not be required by yours.

Sim card slot required. The V3G is a Cardbus compliant data card and so is designed to work at 3. Another interesting alternative, and my initial reason for this blog post, is MWCONN — a really perfect little freeware WinXP access tool for mobile internet connections.

Because Linux has to load several pcmcua it will take several seconds after inserting the card before the system reports all the USB ports. The MicroSD slot on the modem can be used for pcmcka storage tested on 5. Use the “scan” command for list of available networks: You could still open the computer and solder it directly next to the usb port if it really has to be inside, but, again, I think these USB modems are the best solution. Channels have numbers 0,1,2, etc.

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The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Compared to all the stress I used to have with such toys back in the days, this setup just works.

Setting latency timer of device For example, you can monitor the data connection, check GSM registration and send SMS without breaking the ppp data link. One way to do this is by modifying: Click here to review our site terms of use.


As for smaller cards: In this case you can add the lines to the end of that file instead Once the changes are made you must reboot the system. This means using the novj and nobsdcomp pppd options. It’s a community-based project which helps to repair anything.


Oh, and it also has an extra port for an external antennaso this may be of particular interest to those who are living far away from the next base station.

Make sure the ppp-client is disabled! Suitable forand Mhz 3G networks. If you lock the modem operation setting to 3G only, the scan command won’t show GPRS networks, and vice versa.

Thank You for Submitting Your Review,! You are logged in as. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. The following are the lines I needed to add: