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Old 02-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #31
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by Gins View Post
I talked to their technical support. They said they didn't support Linux.
Only Windows and Mac.
If that is true then getting it to work under Linux might be hard or even impossible.

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:13 PM   #32
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Thanks druuna
This is the general trend. Banks don't support Linux. They want people to use either Mac or Windows. I guess this is the same in the Netherlands. I know this is the same in Finland and Denmark.

My current ISP don't support Linux. However, I have been using Linux with very little problems for more than 10 years; it is fiber-optic communication. Nowadays they are chasing me to get 200 mbit per second. I want to try mobile Internet. That is why I bought this dongle from the operator 3. In a few months, they will give me 4G mobile Internet. This dongle is 3G.

The support people shouldn't help for Linux.
It is not that difficult to configure NIC to connect to the Internet under Linux.
I did it with Ubuntu, OpenSuse, FedoraCore, etc.

In Sweden, over 90% of the country is covered by fiber-optic systems.
I guess this is nearly the same in the Netherlands too.

The dongle is a real headache. I haven't given it up. I will ask your help again.

Last edited by Gins; 02-20-2012 at 03:25 PM.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #33
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Hi druuna

I installed Fedora Core and tried in vain to configure the dongle given by 3.

I downloaded 'sakis3g' and installed.

This time installation was fine. There were no error messages.

You might remember there were some error messages with Mandriva.
I would say it properly installed, this time.
I am posting some results. Please read the following:
Code:
[nissanka@localhost ~]$ lsusb 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub 
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub 
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1:1506 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2101:020f ActionStar 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 03f0:6104 Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 5650c 
[nissanka@localhost ~]$
Code:
[nissanka@localhost ~]$ saksi3g --interactive --debug 
bash: saksi3g: command not found... 
[nissanka@localhost ~]$ sakis3g --interactive --debug 
bash: sakis3g: command not found... 
[nissanka@localhost ~]$ runlevel 
N 5
Code:
[nissanka@localhost ~]$ ps -ef |grep "[d]bus" 
dbus       938     1  0 17:59 ?        00:00:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --system --address=systemd: --nofork --systemd-activation 
nissanka  1313     1  0 17:59 ?        00:00:00 dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session 
nissanka  1314     1  0 17:59 ?        00:00:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session 
[nissanka@localhost ~]$
Code:
[nissanka@localhost ~]$ su - root 
Password: 
[root@localhost ~]# tail -50 /var/log/messages |grep -i usb 
Mar  1 18:05:03 localhost dbus-daemon[938]: modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB0) opening serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:03 localhost modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB0) opening serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:04 localhost dbus-daemon[938]: modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB2) opening serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:04 localhost modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB2) opening serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:19 localhost dbus-daemon[938]: modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB0) closing serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:19 localhost modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB0) closing serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:19 localhost dbus-daemon[938]: modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB0) serial port closed 
Mar  1 18:05:19 localhost modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB0) serial port closed 
Mar  1 18:05:20 localhost dbus-daemon[938]: modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB2) closing serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:20 localhost modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB2) closing serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:20 localhost dbus-daemon[938]: modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB2) serial port closed 
Mar  1 18:05:20 localhost modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB2) serial port closed 
Mar  1 18:05:21 localhost dbus-daemon[938]: modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB0) opening serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:21 localhost modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB0) opening serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:21 localhost dbus-daemon[938]: modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB2) opening serial port... 
Mar  1 18:05:21 localhost modem-manager[1030]: <info>  (ttyUSB2) opening serial port... 
[root@localhost ~]# 

..................
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# sakis3g --interactive --debug 
bash: sakis3g: command not found... 
[root@localhost ~]# sakis3g --interactive --debug2 
bash: sakis3g: command not found... 
[root@localhost ~]#
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[A] There is a network icon and it says mobile broadband disconnected.
Furthermore it says ' Provider 3'. [THIS IS CORRECT.]

There is an IMEI number too: 353147041713472



[B] There is a network icon for wired broadband and it says cable unplugged.
[THIS IS CORRECT BECAUSE I REMOVED THE CABLE OF MY REGUALAR BROADBAND AS I AM TRYING TO CONNECT TO THE DONGLE GIVEN BY 3.]

There is an icon named 'network settings'
It has 3 items.
1. Wired
2. Mobile broadband
3. Proxy


I double clicked the item 'Mobile broadband' . The message was disconnected.

Then I double clicked the item 'Wired' and got the message [B] which was cable unplugged

After about 24 hours I tried again. It correctly asked the 4 figure password given by 3. I got the following message when I double clicked the network icon
Activation of network connection failed.

What is the problem? The installation was fine; however, network connection is not there.

Last edited by Gins; 03-03-2012 at 05:06 AM.
 
  


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