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#1 2008-12-18 15:50:45

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Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

Just thought this might interest any #! users thinking of buying a mobile broadband USB dongle in the UK.
I have been using my Huawei E220, connected to the 3 network, with #! 8.10 with absolutely no problems at all.
When I first plugged the dongle in it was detected and I was asked to choose my provider and configure some basic settings. I was online inside two minutes - this couldn't really be any easier.
Highly recommended combination! big_smile


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#2 2008-12-18 16:16:10

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

As does the E169G, which was what I was given on signing up with '3'.

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#3 2008-12-18 16:29:53

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

I've had a similar experience with 3's Huawei dongle/s.

Plug it in and you are good to go straight away!

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#4 2008-12-18 16:42:59

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

Thank you for reporting on these devices. I maybe in the market for one myself soon so it is good to know they are working. Good stuff.


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#5 2008-12-18 17:24:22

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

Have you decided on a netbook yet?

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#6 2008-12-18 17:29:16

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

ShaqArif wrote:

Have you decided on a netbook yet?

LOL, I have, but I am not allowed to purchase it, yet! A man can dream. big_smile


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#7 2008-12-18 18:38:04

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

corenominal wrote:

LOL, I have, but I am not allowed to purchase it, yet! A man can dream. big_smile

Which one do you want? I like the look of the new brushed aluminium Eee!

Re: Mobile dongle - Thanks. I'm probably going to rush out and buy one tomorrow so I'm not stranded over Christmas without internets. I gather Vodafone are Linux-savvy...

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#8 2008-12-18 19:14:14

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

corenominal wrote:
ShaqArif wrote:

Have you decided on a netbook yet?

LOL, I have, but I am not allowed to purchase it, yet! A man can dream. big_smile

It's gotta be an eee, surely?

Foomandoonian - it's true that Vodafone do have some linux software for their dongles (which can also be used for dongles from 3, maybe some of the other providers too) but it is horribly unstable.  Network Manager 0.7 is a much more reliable option.

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#9 2008-12-18 19:46:46

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

Foomandoonian wrote:

Which one do you want? I like the look of the new brushed aluminium Eee!

I did not know there was such a thing. It looks nice. Very nice.


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#10 2008-12-18 19:56:38

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

corenominal wrote:

I did not know there was such a thing. It looks nice. Very nice.

I'll give you one piece of advice as an Eee 1000 user, and then let this thread return to topic: There is always a better Eee around the corner! For me, it is the 1002. I've been wanting one since the original, but there was always a more promising one just a few months away... neutral If you like what you see, grab it. They're coming down in price all the time - maybe you can get another one next year. wink


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#11 2008-12-18 20:23:43

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

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There is always a better Eee around the corner!

Agreed, they have certainly developed quickly. I remember looking at the Eee PC 700 this time last year. I nearly ordered one, but opted for a cheap Acer notebook instead. In hindsight, I am glad I have waited.


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#12 2008-12-18 22:03:03

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

Huawei E160G works flawlessly. Plugged in, detected by Network Manager. No problems smile

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#13 2008-12-18 23:34:29

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

Vodafone do provide software (it's written in Python, I think) which allows you to manage your mobile broadband in Linux, and it works with pretty much every provider, not just Vodafone.
I used it a while back when I was trying 3/Huawei with an install of AntiX Mepis, and it worked fine - it's handy to be able to monitor your download levels so you don't exceed your monthly limit and incur extra charges.
I didn't use it for too long, but I found it to be reasonably stable.
You could probably live without it if you're only using mobile broadband occasionally and don't run the risk of going over your allowance.
In case anyone wishes to try the Vodafone Mobile Connect Card Driver, it's here: https://forge.betavine.net/projects/vodafonemobilec/


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#14 2009-01-01 16:53:32

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

corenominal wrote:

Thank you for reporting on these devices. I maybe in the market for one myself soon so it is good to know they are working. Good stuff.

Yesterday I purchased a new Huawei E620. It rocks! Details here: http://corenominal.org/2009/01/01/huawe … em-vnstat/

Thank you to those who recommended one of these devices. smile


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#15 2009-01-01 17:11:14

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

corenominal wrote:

Yesterday I purchased a new Huawei E620. It rocks! Details here: http://corenominal.org/2009/01/01/huawe … em-vnstat/

Thank you to those who recommended one of these devices. smile

I'll keep that in mind when I get one. That way, I'm pretty much guaranteed technical support. wink

I'm looking for a pay as I go deal though, and Three is terrible around here. sad


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#16 2009-01-01 17:23:49

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

Foomandoonian wrote:

I'm looking for a pay as I go deal though, and Three is terrible around here. sad

Strangely, I also have a Nokia N95 on Three and web access from the same location is almost unusable. I have had no issues at all with the new modem. I am not too sure why this would be the case!?


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#17 2009-01-01 17:52:18

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

N95 have terrible reception and are quite happy to default back to 2G when the signal is less than 100%, whereas your dongle is constantly forced in 3G mode.

(a fellow N95 user here smile)

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#18 2009-01-01 17:58:53

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

Nik_Doof wrote:

N95 have terrible reception and are quite happy to default back to 2G when the signal is less than 100%, whereas your dongle is constantly forced in 3G mode.

(a fellow N95 user here smile)

I figured it to be as much. A colleague, who is also with Three, manages to get a good signal with his phone in the same location. I love my N95, but at the same time I cannot wait for the contract to expire so that I can dump it for something else. Thank you for confirming my suspicions. smile


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#19 2009-01-01 19:11:33

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

It's all about the HTC phones... I've got a Tytn2 and it's awesome, and it works plug 'n play with #!


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#20 2009-01-01 19:18:06

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

wench wrote:

It's all about the HTC phones... I've got a Tytn2 and it's awesome, and it works plug 'n play with #!

I got rid of my HTC Wizard (O2 XDA Mini-S over here) to get my N95, worse thing I ever did. Sure, it was Windows Mobile 5 but I never had a issue with it.

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#21 2009-01-01 19:25:10

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

I got a free upgrade to 6.1 from HTC, still pretty poo but they've got a version of Android working on some HTC handsets now so the future is looking bright...


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#22 2009-01-01 19:29:41

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Ahh yes, I remember that WM6 was "available" for the Wizards though a unofficial release big_smile. Android is a dream for HTC, as they'll have little to no licensing costs for the OS, whereas they have to pay a fixed fee to MS per WM handset sold.

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#23 2009-01-10 22:29:21

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

Yesterday I purchased a new Huawei E620. It rocks! Details here: http://corenominal.org/2009/01/01/huawe … em-vnstat/

Hey corenominal, I just wanted to thank you for the handy guide on how to install/config/use vnstat with a mobile broadband dongle - it's exactly what I needed.
Cheers!


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#24 2009-01-10 22:55:40

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Re: Huawei E220 mobile broadband dongle works well with #!

red devil wrote:

Hey corenominal, I just wanted to thank you for the handy guide on how to install/config/use vnstat with a mobile broadband dongle - it's exactly what I needed.
Cheers!

No problem, I am glad you found it useful! smile


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