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Old 01-25-2011, 06:51 AM   #1
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How to connect to Internet via USB mobile broadband in slack-ware KDE

I am new to Linux .I am using ubuntu gnome desktop and i can connect to Internet via huawei e160 HSDPA usb stick easily.In Ubuntu network manager shows my broadband connection and by that i can connect.Few weeks back i install Slackware KDE desktop and still i couldn't connect to Internet.If sonme one know how to do it please let me know .
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I use a Huawei E160E HSDPA USB stick with Slackware as detailed here.
You would need to modify the chat script to change the APN and perhaps add lines if you need user and password to connect.

I just keep the pppd line in a little script that I run as root after plugging the modem and allowing time for the device to be detected and usb_modeswitch to do it's stuff.
At the end of a session I do, as root, 'pkill pppd' then unplug the modem.


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