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Default Vodaphone problem with Ubuntu - 03-05-2009, 09:03 PM

I installed Ubuntu 8.10 on to a Live USB stick today as I don't have enough space on my Dell Mini (its the 8gig) version to install it on to the machine. I have been unable to connect to the Vodaphone network with Ubuntu. Is there a linux version of the Vodaphone Mobile Connect software?

I would be grateful for any help.

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Default Re: Vodaphone problem with Ubuntu - 03-07-2009, 06:41 PM

unfortunately not. You could try looking up a generic guide on how to connect to mobile broadband in linux, I went through several but with no joy. The steps for all providers are pretty much the same.

It's the reason XP has settled itself into my mini.

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Default Re: Vodaphone problem with Ubuntu - 03-07-2009, 07:55 PM

Thanks for that. However, how does it work with the dell mini 9 laptops that are sold with Ubuntu pre-installed?
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Default Vodaphone problem with Ubuntu: try NovaMedia - 04-08-2009, 09:34 PM

Try NovaMedia (Berlin). They advertise a Linux version. (USA$25)
I have used their MAC version with good results.
With Vodafone Spain I got much better stability and connection rates with their OSX software version.


launch2net for Linux/Eee PC - mobile Internet access

Also, their tech service is serious.

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Default Broadband, Vodaphone, Linux & Ubuntu - 04-09-2009, 03:08 PM

For those interested in broadband. (I use Vodafone Spain):
http://www.novamedia.de/e_pages/e_pr..._software.html regarding their Linux broadband software currently configured for a Asus Eee PC running Linux and running launch2net.
Here is their response whether their LINUX software will work with Dell Mini 9:
Not yet!
We are already working on new versions of launch2net for Linux for the Eee
PC series running Linux and for Ubuntu Linux. This new version includes new
supported devices as well, so please stay tuned for the new release this

Kind regards,
Novamedia Linux Support.
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Default Success Vodefone PAYG Broadband and Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - 05-28-2009, 10:19 PM

Received my Mini 9 today. I have a Vodafone PAYG broadband USB stick which has the Huawei Mobile Connect Model E160X hardware. I followed the instructions under :
Betavine - DellMini9 this used Synaptic as the software installer. After installing the Vodafone Mobile Client (VMC) Card Driver, the device was not recognised intially. Then I pulled the broadband USB stick out and re-inserted then it was detected as Huawei Model K3565 which is what it should be as labelled on the box it came with ((rather than as model E150X in Windows XP). Ubuntu took a long time to initialise the settings and I had to cancel it once to start the application again. In the end the VMapplication fired up and picked up the following settings automatically after I selected the option of Vodafone PAYG Broadband (as opposed to Broadband Corporate and Broadband Contract which were the other two

Vodafone Broadband pre-paid:-
APN host : pp.internet
Username : web
Password : web
Preferred connection : 3G preferred.

Once the VMC application started and the 4 digit pin was entered. The connection to broadband was done. This is my first day using this. The Vodafone USB stick is not recognised as a device by Ubuntu everytime and the current success rate is 50% (usually pulling it out and re-insert and then start the VMC application it would be recognised.
If connection does nothing and you cannot connect by clicking on the "connect" button this may be due to the 4 digit PIN not being correctly entered. After a few attempts it will lock out and you will need to use The Vodafone Mobile Client on Windows XP to enter in the PUK code to unlock it. As soon as you insert the Dongle on USB port , Windows XP VMC would start up and ask for a PUK code. PUK code is found when you have an account set up with the Vodafone web site. The PUK code is in your account information for the relevant Vodafone Broadband USB dongle.

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