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First time trying to use any OS other than Windows, really looking forward to learning more... buuut... am in the process of installing Ubuntu on my Acer netbook, and in the installation need to have the internet connected, as recommended.
I'm in Tanzania, and have no access to internet other than my portable Huawei EC122 3G Usb modem. In Ubuntu, I've set up the broadband network, it recognizes my device, I set up the profile, it prompts for password, but all that happens is after a few seconds of trying to connect, the message "Network is now disconnected" shows up - when I go to manage my networks it notes "never" under "Last time connected", so it's not connecting and disconnecting right away, it's just not picking up t signal somewhow, though the modem itself is transmitting the proper light signals that it's picking up a signal, and is obviously working fine when I switch back to Windows.
Anyone familiar with this problem and hopefully a solution? Really appreciate it, since I don't know how to navigate any of the root menus.