[plug] Getting a Vodaphone Huawei dongle working

Richard Meyer meyerri at gardenshark.org
Sat Feb 4 18:02:40 WST 2012

Thanks for the thoughts -  I managed to get it going via the sakis3g
script, but there is a problem.

Everything except evolution works .... Evolution seems to look to
Network Manager to see whether it is online or not ... and since sakis3g
doesn't bother to talk to NM and since NM says +ACI-NIH+ACI (not invented
here), it shows no connections.

ergo - Evolution is offline, while Firefox merrily downloads all sorts
of things and APT updates my system with MB and MB of data - but nooooo
- we're offline.

If I didn't dislike Thunderturd so much, I'd think of using it ....

Dunno what it would do in similar circumstances ....

On Sat, 2012-02-04 at 15:12 +-0800, Nick Bannon wrote:
+AD4 On Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 01:39:28PM +-0800, Bob Adamson wrote:
+AD4 +AD4 The first thing I would do is put the broadband sim in the phone and 
+AD4 +AD4 check the connection is working with the settings you found.
+AD4 +AFs...+AF0
+AD4 Good plan. (If the phone is unlocked, or locked to the same network)
+AD4 +AD4 On Sat, 4 Feb 2012, Richard Meyer wrote:
+AD4 +AD4 +AD4 Huawei K3771 dongle, running Oneiric Kubuntu with kernel 3.0.0-15-generic 64 bit.
+AD4 +AD4 +AD4 Number to dial is +ACo-99+ACM
+AD4 +AD4 +AD4 Username:password pp.internet:vodafone
+AD4 +AD4 +AD4 APN - live.vodafone.com
+AD4 +AD4 +AD4 ... which I gleaned from one of those Googled things
+AD4 Not if it's prepaid - that APN would need to be:
+AD4 	vfprepaymbb
+AD4 The username:password can probably be left blank.
+AD4 http://www.vodafone.com.au/personal/mobile-broadband/modem-setup/
+AD4 http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/Mobiles+AF8-APN
+AD4 http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1849943
+AD4 I'm sure you can get this device working, but one alternative is to
+AD4 trade in for a wifi device, should be +ACQ-40 at Dick Smith or other phone
+AD4 shops currently.  I have a postpaid Huawei E585-2 PocketWifi2 (+ACQ-2 a
+AD4 month Vodafone plan, pay as you go) using the vfinternet.au APN.
+AD4 Nick.

Richard Meyer
+ACI-He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself 
does not become a monster...when you gaze long into the abyss, 
the abyss also gazes into you.+ACI
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