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Old 05-16-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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Smile Trying to get Vodafone dongle to work with Ubuntu.

Hi, I am trying to get my daughters Ubuntu Laptop to connect to the internet via a Vodafone USB dongle.

I have managed to get the modem itself to connect to Vodafone using the Sakis3G script (brilliant), however once connected the laptop will not pass data through this connection. i.e. when I select "Vodafone prepaid" as a network connection, the little pop up comes up and says GSM no connected?

When I get a connection information from Sakis, it gives an IP address and even had a tiny bit of throughput, however I do not know how to tell it to use the vodafone thingy.

Could someone please advise what I need to do next?


Old 05-16-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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There are instructions on how to configure Vodafones with Ubuntu here:
Old 05-16-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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Post More instruction here

Try this one:

There is also a linux version of Vodafone Mobile Connect software available - including a ubuntu package:
and here are the actual deb files:

You need the vodafone-mobile-connect_2.25.01-1_all.deb and ozerocdoff_0.4-2 deb file for your architecture (32-bit/64-bit).
usb-modeswitch is included in Ubuntu 11.04 - not sure about 10.10. The vodafone-mobile-connect_svn file seem to be older versions. I got up and running with just the ozerocdoff and vodafone-mobile-connect.

I includes a gui, and usage indicator - so is similiar to the windows version.

Hope this helps.
Old 05-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #4
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Thanks. Problem solved.


Thanks for all the info.

I tried a few things then noted that the newer version 11.04 apparently does this well so....... a couple of hours later....
11.04 downloaded and installed......

Logged in AND using the connection.

My daughter and I thank you sincerely.

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