Peter Marklund

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Sat August 02, 2008

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.


demetio said over 6 years ago:

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


Stefan said over 6 years ago:

>> 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.



David said over 6 years ago:

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


Anonymous said over 4 years ago:

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.