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Old 10-31-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Smile Mint / Ubuntu mobile broadband connection problems


This subject has been addressed before, But I didn't find one regarding Australian Providers. The particular one I had trouble with was DODO - which actually uses the Optus newtwork. I am still gathering information as to how it was achieved on my laptop, as it was done for me by somebody else. But I will post the answers as soon as I get the information

Any comments or findings or questions in the meantime would be moat appreciated for they will help with the goal to collect all the different angles, so that Newbie members like myself will be able to sift through and find the solutions which work for them.

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Old 11-01-2010, 06:05 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by anishakaul http://static.linuxquestions.org/que...s/viewpost.gif
Perhaps you didn't understand what I was asking. I said your internet connection didn't work on Mint when you started that thread, did you find a solution to that ?


No, I didn't get Internet working on Mint: I had to keep using Vista (dual boot) it became a goer after Ubuntu was installed for me. Not because of Mint though - it was just the sequence of events.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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Did you try posting your question here ?
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/31?g=65
 
Old 11-02-2010, 02:25 AM   #5
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Did you try posting your question here ?
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/31?g=65
Looks like an interesting site - just had a quick look didn't notice Linux mentioned. I will look harder after tea. I should see the fellow who got mine working tonight as well. So hopefully I'll have something interesting to post before the night is done. Thanks for the info
 
Old 11-02-2010, 06:34 AM   #6
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HERE is the answer that should work

Make sure that the Dodo Dongle is plugged in to it's usual USB slot


Right click Network Connection Icon – a “Network Connections” Window will appear
Select the “Mobile Broadband” tag
Click ADDhttp://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/mint-ubuntu-mobile-broadband-connection-problems-841604/
A New window called “New Broadband Connection” will appear suggesting HUAWEI etc – Click “FORWARD”
Select Country then select FORWARD again
Now name your Provider – ie Click button next to “I can't find my Provider and then type in DODO then select “FORWARD”

Dodo's APN is dodoins
Number is *99#

After entering this information

Click "Apply" Then do a computer restart

Dodo will now start; Should you suffer any disconnections. Shut down Linux Ubuntu and restart.
Depending on your location you should achieve speeds of up to 200 KBts per second

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:46 PM   #7
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I have elected to stay with Ubuntu and have now upgraded to V10.10, which is very fast
 
Old 11-02-2010, 11:04 PM   #8
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Well, successfully upgrading to a new version of Ubuntu is a feat in itself. and secondly, instead of dual booting with Windows you can also try installing Windows on the Virtual Box. That way you'll save yourself the trouble of restarting the computer every time you want to get in Windows.
 
Old 11-02-2010, 11:55 PM   #9
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Anisha

As you have probably guessed, I got help with the upgrade. And it did not all run smoothly some parts of the upgrade failed And the computer ran all yesterday afternoon and all night - using someone else's wireless network.

But your other comment re putting Windows on a box - sounds like an excellent plan/solution. : ) Do you know how to accomplish that? Because I have not a clue.

Been very ill the last few days and the doctors don't know why. Possibly the Parkinson's having a hey day - it does that. Just when you feel on top of everything, it pokes you in the ribs and says "Don't forget I'm still here. Anyway enough whining - I'm OK now : )
 
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As you have probably guessed, I got help with the upgrade. And it did not all run smoothly some parts of the upgrade failed And the computer ran all yesterday afternoon and all night - using someone else's wireless network.
I always think instead of upgrading Ubuntu, it is far better to backup your data and have a fresh install, downloading an ISO of 700 MB is not asking for too much, I guess.

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But your other comment re putting Windows on a box - sounds like an excellent plan/solution. : ) Do you know how to accomplish that? Because I have not a clue.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox

We are again de-railing the topic now. This thread is solved I think, and a new topic should be started for new problems.

and also you don't have to announce in your old threads about your new threads. It doesn't look nice. There are many people around this forum, far more knowledgeable than me, who can serve you better.

and also do not make a new post to your own threads before 24 hours of creation. If you do, your thread will not remain in the zero reply list : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p?do=noreplies

People often look there for answering the unanswered.

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Old 11-03-2010, 01:59 AM   #11
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All good information and advice - Thank you. I am going to follow the virtual box lead you have supplied now.

Last edited by Desdd57; 11-03-2010 at 05:45 AM. Reason: misleading use of the word "now"
 
Old 11-03-2010, 05:54 AM   #12
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:17 PM   #13
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its also handy if you know the wi-fi configuration commands,from the command line,saves messing with the Gui although if you choose a better(and there are better)OS although maybe weaker in different areas.
 
  


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