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#55395 2-Jan-2010 23:01
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This post could have been placed in half a dozen different forums, so mod's can shift it where ever...

I'm running Ubuntu, and have a Windows 7 virtual machine (using Virtual Box) running underneath it.  I wouldn't call the virtual machine fast, and I'm wondering whether it's up to running the software for the Vodem stick (the latest ones selling for less than $100 at DSE etc).

Has anyone tried this?  I'm running a laptop with a dual core AMD processor running at 1.8GHz.

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  #286592 3-Jan-2010 00:51
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I have done this before with the older Vodem Sticks, and it does indeed work. Download the latest updated drivers from - Connect the stick with Virtualbox Open and it should play nicely together.

I'm also pretty sure the ZTE Prepay Vodem has native support under Ubuntu 9.10.

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  #286615 3-Jan-2010 09:45
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Thanks, I'll head over to Dick Smith and give it a go.


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  #286619 3-Jan-2010 10:14
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timestyles: Thanks, I'll head over to Dick Smith and give it a go.

Just one word of warning with those sticks:

When it's installed on your VM - Go into "Vodafone SMS" - and write a new message.
Write "buy bbsurfer" for 512mb ($30) or "buy bblite" for 100mb ($10) then send to 756.
Otherwise if you don't - and just hit connect, you will be on the casual rate and more-than-likely chew up all your credit in a day.

In otherwords, follow the instructions ;)

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  #287007 4-Jan-2010 21:14
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It should work fine. It's worked on a Virtual Box machine under CentOS 5, running Windows XP

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