[clug] Telstra pre-paid WBB

Lana Brindley lanabrindley at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 14:13:33 MDT 2010

On 9 June 2010 00:06, Robert Brockway <robert at timetraveller.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Lana Brindley wrote:
>  I just bought a Huaewei K3765 from Vodafone ($89 for the stick, includes
>> 3GB
>> data). While it wasn't exactly plug n play, it worked with the Vodafone
>> Mobile Connect Card Driver from betavine. The software provides the
>> mechanism to switch the stick to modem-mode, and provides an interface
>> that
>> gives you coverage, usage, and all that fun stuff. Perhaps there is a
>> Telstra equivelant?
>> Now if only I could work out how to run a VPN over it, I'd be set ...
> Hi Lana.  What VPN isn't working with the 3G modem?

It's a corporate VPN. I don't have admin access to it, though.

> I've had a problem establishing an OpenVPN connection over a 3G modem...

Because I use the Vodafone Mobile Connect GUI whatsit to connect using the
3G modem, Network Manager doesn't think it's connected. Therefore, when I go
to connect to the VPN (using Network Manager), it has the VPN options greyed

So the answer, I guess, is either to connect to 3G using Network Manager
(which I attempted to do originally, and failed miserably), or work out a
way to connect to the VPN using something other than Network Manager, which
I'm not sure where to start with.


Cheers! Lana

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