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Old 11-15-2017, 11:52 AM   #1
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Can I connect to a mobile network?


Hi, I have recently ditched my land line and switched to EE mobile. I have 2 Windows computers, one of which dual boots with Linux Mint.

I have no problem connecting using Windows but cannot connect using Linux. Network connections 'sees' the router and asks for a password. I have checked and rechecked the password and even done a reset on the router (4GEE Mini) but still cannot connect.

EE Tech. says it must be something to do with my computer. I think I may have read something about Linux not being able to connect via EE. Does anyone have any answers?

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Old 11-15-2017, 01:17 PM   #2
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I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't be able to connect via a machine running Linux. Can you connect to other wireless networks (eg local library) without issue?

I note the details for your 4G router can be found here
http://ee.co.uk/help/phones-and-devi...4GEE-wifi-mini

Make sure that the security protocol (eg WPA2 PSK) configured in the router matches that used in your network manager.

The relevant sections are 'Set up as a WiFi hotspot' and 'Automatically connect to the internet'.
 
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:02 PM   #3
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I can't answer your question and know nothing about EE mobile, but I have an idea for testing. If you have a mobile phone with hotspot capability, test whether to can connect to the network via a mobile phone hotspot. if the computer is a laptop, you might also test whether you can connect at internet cafe type thingees.

My thinking is that this might help provide evidence of whether or not EE mobile is the likely source of the problem.
 
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:46 AM   #4
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Hi, Thanks to both for the advice. I have been trying the link to the 4GEE mini user manual which says to go to http://ee.mobilebroadband (exactly as written in the help file), but get 'No permission to view this page' by Firefox (same in IE). FF help file shows how to overcome this, but when I try, there is no 'pemissions' tab. On further enquiry I learn that this tab was removed for some reason in FF v45!

Eventually I learned that this page is a link to the routers settings which I got to via 192.164.1.1 only to find that all settings are as they should be.

I then remembered that as an older desktop computer it did not have a built in wifi adapter. I bought a Ralink adapter some time ago and had to find a Windows driver for it. I have done a search for Ralink driver for Linux and have found a rather lengthy post to install one. I'll let you know if I have any success.
 
Old 11-18-2017, 10:39 AM   #5
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Hi again. It's not the wifi adapter. my network connections 'sees' the router..... Got it!! After a bit of fiddling - switching hotspot on and off again, I got it to connect. Thanks again for your help.
 
Old 11-19-2017, 01:58 AM   #6
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6d7Bq-m-lM
the device connects to mobile broadband and then creates a normal wifi hotspot for the computer to use.
so as far as the computer is concerned, it never connects to a mobile network, only wifi.

glad you got it solved.
 
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