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# 180694 18-Sep-2015 09:30
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I have EasyPeasy (Ubuntu) installed on an ASUS Eeep701, and it is largely working just fine.

However, I cannot get a 3G dongle to work, even though the Network Setup allows for such broadband devices and connections .... the ethernet/cable and wifi work perfectly using same Network Setup app.

Suggestions welcomed undecided 


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  # 1389566 18-Sep-2015 09:47
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Is the 3G stick supported by the OS and drivers? There are thousands of different types of dongles out there, and they're all different.

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  # 1389583 18-Sep-2015 10:33
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It is supposed to support them ... I've tried two different makes/models (ZTE-K3565Z  and Huawei e173).

Ironically, some years ago (when the netbook used Xandros), I managed to install the Linux version of Vodafones' VMC app, and it worked fine with both dongles.


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  # 1389587 18-Sep-2015 10:41
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wvdial is the way.

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.

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  # 1389607 18-Sep-2015 11:10
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Hi Ross,     thanks for that.

I located wvdial in Ubuntu Software Centre, and installed it, but cannot see what to do now ... there is no icon or app evident, nor does the dongle connect.

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