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Installing Telenor 3g Modem (Mobilt Bredband) on Ubuntu

As far as I know none of the turbo 3g GSM modems on the swedish market officially support Linux. However, I was able to get my Telenor modem working just fine on my Ubuntu Eee just now. I used the USB_ModeSwitch software along with swedish instructions from Hasain. Once my modem was recognized I ran sudo wvdialconf. I then edited my /etc/wvdial.conf to be:

[Dialer Defaults]
#Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Baud = 9600
New PPPD = yes
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
ISDN = 0
Phone = *99#
Password = peter
Username = peter

Note that you have to change the PIN above. I then ran sudo wvdial and voila - I was online! Well, online on a slow and unreliable connection that is. Oh well, I'm thinking of changing to one of these days. They supposedly have the best 3g network.

4 comment(s)


Anonymous said 2010-10-28 01:03:

This is a big problem.I had a Broadcom and it worked very well.D link is terrible but it might work with Ubuntu.They claim it works with Fedora and Debian.I think of connecting through a cellphone if nothing else do not work.Broadcom has proved it is possible to make a modem that works with almost every operative system.I lost intrest in computing because of bad modems.Where is the problem I cannot understand.

David said 2009-01-21 05:05:

I only used Network Manager in Ubuntu 8.10 and that worked with bredband at Tre.

Stefan said 2008-09-19 09:57:

>> Well, online on a slow and unreliable connection that is. This could be since you use 9600 BPS link speed. Change this to perhaps 115200 or 460800 and see if it gets better. //Stefan

demetio said 2008-08-28 16:03:

hi is the first time for me using ubuntu how a can use internet with telenor broad 3g ? what exatly i have to do?