On Tue, 2010-12-14 at 16:02 +0200, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-12-14 at 13:52 +0000, Chris G wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 03:33:38PM +0200, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, 2010-12-14 at 23:08 +1000, Nick Edwards wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Why is mobile broadband such a pain in the arse with Ubuntu, using
> > > > e220, on fedora and gentoo the bitch knows its a GSM modem and not
> > > > storage, but Ubuntu, keeps failing 9/10 times, the e220 should not
> > > > need mode switch because the kernel does the switching for this modem,
> > > > but Ubuntu, no, not even with modeswitch does it work reliably, who
> > > > was it that used to say ubuntu butchers things to oblivion? I am
> > > > starting to see there point of view.
> > > >
> > > Hi Nick,
> > >
> > > I understand your frustration. I struggled for about two weeks to get
> > > my Huwaei E160 modem working with modeswitch, and eventually only won
> > > when I installed wicd. I thought they had sorted it out in newer
> > > versions, but it seems not.
> > I have a much better solution (after having fought with 3-G dongles in
> > both Windows and Ubuntu for a while), get a 3-G router which the SIM
> > plugs into directly. No nasty USB dongles involved at all, sensible Web
> > configuration of the router and then *anything* with a network
> > connection (RJ45 or WiFi) can connect to the internet via the router in
> > the usual way.
> That's not a practical suggestion if the dongle is used to provide net
> access to a laptop. Lugging a router through airports &c isn't really
> an option.
Heh, and airport security would insist on a full body cavity search on
someone trailing wires.
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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