mobile broadband setup

Asked by john

I have only ever used Windows XP, I thought of giving UBUNTU a go so downloaded 10.10, burned a CD and installed it over my existing OS (After doing a disc image backup)
On restarting UBUNTU I plugged into a USB port my Vodaphone mobile broadband, nothing happened.
I found a Network box and selected Mobile Broadband.
However, I'm totally confused.
What is 'Number' is it the mob number or what
What is 'username/password' Under Windows the mob unit just installed some software and started running. I've never
registered with Vodaphone.
What is APN
What is the Network ID
What is the PIN.

So I can't connect to the internet!! I'm sending this from my local internet cafe
I'm not yet impressedt by Ubuntu

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Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :


Can you tell in which country do you live, and what mobile operator do you use?

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Daniel Martí (mvdan-deactivatedaccount) said :

There should be an assistant, to help you work out these things easily (new mobile broadband connection...). I use a Vodafone Mobile Broadband, and it works perfectly with Ubuntu.

Hope this helps!

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Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :

He can open System > Preferences > Network Connections > Mobile Broadband, and add new connection. In the first step he has to choose his country, then mobile operator, then plan (default if there is no other), and in the end there is probably nothing to do.

He has to leave the number as it is, username and password empty, APN as it is, network id empty, fill in his PIN (personal identification number), set Type on "Any" and untick "Allow roaming if home network is not available".

And on the PPP settings click on Configure methods, and leave only PAP marked.

And on the top of that window mark option "Connect automatically"

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