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I'm running kubuntu 10.10 and have vodafone mobile broadband dongle.

When I plug it in, I can see a 'new cellular connection' , but when I try to connect it shows 'preparing to connect' but never does. I went to 'manage connections' and addded my details, like APN,PIN and PUK. but it still ain't working..

I also tried unchecking MSCHAPv2 and MSCHAP in my PPP settings, but nothing seems to work. what do i do? I'm new to linux.

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Mar 17 '12 at 16:25

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This may be a quite specific model in vodafone india. So Ubuntu India Loco mailing list may have people experience with it. Why dont you try posting there specifying the model you are using. The mailing list is ubuntu-in@lists.ubuntu.com –  Jamess Mar 18 '11 at 17:19
    
There should be a model name (not the Serial Number or S/N) for the dongle - most likely located on the underside of the device. Could you please post the model name? Helps with specifics :P and someone may come across this question. –  Alex Stevens Jun 22 '11 at 1:33

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There is tool called "sakis3g". Sakis3G is a tweaked shell script which is supposed to work out-of-the-box for establishing a 3G connection with any combination of modem or operator. It automagically setups your USB or Bluetooth™ modem, and may even detect operator settings. You should try it when anything else fails!

More info:

http://thasulinux.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/sakis3g-magic-script/

http://thasulinux.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/vodaphone-k3570z-data-card-problem-in-ubuntu-resolved/

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