Thanks for this great initiative. I have a reliance netconnect datacard (in India) which I am trying to setup in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid).
I have tried it with the Network manager to create a new Wireless Broadband connection. I have tried all the variations of the protocols etc, but no luck getting it to work. I then installed wvdial and gnome-ppp, using which I am able to connect to the internet quite reliably.
I read on many forums that people have been able to connect to Reliance Netconnect using the Network Manager directly. If anyone has been able to do this, could you please let me know what setting you used etc? My modem is Huawei, Model EC168C.
Now, my next problem/question: I want to share the internet connection using what is known as "ad-hoc (computer-to-computer) connection" in Windows. Does Ubuntu support a similar feature? Any tips to do this, and/or links to guides that work would be great!
Also, in order to make this work, do I need to have the connection working via "Network Manager" or would it work even if I connected using wvdial?
Thanks a lot for your answers and help !! Do let me know if any more info is needed.