I have MF 626 modem and Telecom prepay XT mobile plan. My hard disk has a dual boot of Vista and Ubuntu 9.10. When I use Ubuntu, the Telecom Connection Manager interface is automatically mounted, but it does not work (Ubuntu cannot load any files from it), and it also overrides Ubuntu Network Manager, which also now does not work.
When I eject the Telecom Connection Manager from Ubuntu desktop, the Ubuntu Network Manager starts to work, recognises the modem and I can connect to the internet through it.
Unfortunately, the connection only actually works occasionally; sometimes I can browse, but mostly not (regardless that the Network Manager shows connection being ok).
This is not a coverage problem, because if I switch to Vista I can easily connect. I can even connect from Ubuntu 9.10 liveCD with that very same Ubuntu Network Manager, but not the hard disk installed Ubuntu 9.10!
Is it that when the The Telecom Connection Manager mounts it affects the working of the Ubuntu Network Manager stopping it from working properly with the modem, even when the The Telecom Connection Manager itself has been ejected?
Is there a way to:
a) get The Telecom Connection Manager work with Ubuntu,
b) stop the automatic installation of the The Telecom Connection Manager in Ubuntu when the modem is mounted, or
c) whatever magic that would enable the Ubuntu Network Manager to function correctly?
I like Ubuntu and have spent a lot of time trying to get this to work and your help and comments will be greatly appreciated.