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[SLUG] Ubuntu Ibex Network Manager Prepaid Wireless Broadband Question
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- Subject: [SLUG] Ubuntu Ibex Network Manager Prepaid Wireless Broadband Question
- From: "Tom Deckert" <tdeckert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 02:35:47 -0600
- Organization: Fastwire
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- Thread-topic: Ubuntu Ibex Network Manager Prepaid Wireless Broadband Question
I've attempted due diligence and have surfed and read, but haven't
figured it out
yet. My initial question is a simple one, regarding Network Manager
On Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex, I've purchased a USB wireless (apparently CDMA)
device for portable prepaid broadband.
I've done: # sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x19d2 product=0x2000
where vendor and product are from /var/log/messages and/or USB
Also, from the Menu, I've done:
System->Preferences->NetworkConfiguration, clicked on the
"Mobile Broadband" tab, and created/editted a connection, filling
in Number, Username:, Password, APN, and PIN. (Information
given to me when I called the provider to activate the
Then I insert the USB Key/Modem.
After I insert the USB key/modem, I expect
the Network Manager icon (the icon at the top right of the screen, next
to the Volume Control and Clock/Calendar) to add a
"Mobile Broadband" section underneath where it already
gives me opportunities to connect to "Wired Networks" and
Here is my question:
Should my "Mobile Broadband" be accessible directly by clicking from
within the Network Manager?
All of the reading I've found on the net seems to be for pre-Ibex
of Ubuntu, and they all say I need to use 'chat' or 'wvdial' or 'kppp'
'gnomePPP', but when I look at how "Network Configuration" is
structured, it makes me think I should be able to do everything
directly from the Network Manager icon.
Thanks very much,