[clug] OT: very short term wifi broadband?

Adam Baxter voltagex at voltagex.org
Sun Feb 28 02:57:58 MST 2010

A little more investigation shows the Betavine Vodafone Mobile Connect
software is a series of Python scripts developed by Vodafone Spain
which will actually support quite a wide range of devices - this is
how I've been using my Virgin Broadband stick (Huwaei E1762 chipset)
for the past 4 months or so.

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 7:45 PM, Carlo Hamalainen
<carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Ian Bardsley <ifb777 at tpg.com.au> wrote:
>> Despite an evening of Googling and trying a variety of set ups, my device
>> refused to "Hot Plug".  The only way that I could get a connection was to
>> plug in the USB dongle and reboot.  After this process, network manager
>> would show the device as connected but I was unable to browse to the outside
>> world until I had disconnected and reconnected sometimes 2 and occasionally
>> 3 times.  Whilst not a critical issue,  I found this behaviour a little
>> annoying (me not being a tolerant person).
> That's pretty annoying. Out of curiosity, which distribution of Linux
> are you running?
>> Following the guide provided in the above link I now have a fully functional
>> mobile broadband facility that hot plugs,  retains the ability to emulate a
>> USB memory stick and connects and disconnects on demand.  The software also
>> monitors usage and provides a bargraph of usage for both the current and
>> previous month. neat!
> That's pretty good. The only way I have found to see the balance of
> the Telstra MF626 modem is to connect using minicom and give it some
> long command. A menu pops up but I had trouble actually getting it to
> do anything because it kept spitting out some AT message at me
> (reminds me of the days of 14.4k modems and messing with mammoth init
> strings and other silly things).
> It sounds like the Vodaphone option is better than the Telstra one at
> the moment.
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