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It's connected and configured via the wizard but Enable Mobile Broadband is unchecked by default and nothing happens when I click it.

When I click on the o2 mobile broadband connection itself it briefly (around half a second) connects (the icon changes) then disconnects and I get the notification disconnected from network. The usb modem is HUAWEI E173.

I understand there have been some issues in this regard with 11.10 and just wondered if anyone else had gotten one working?

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You need to change some settings in network manager (edit connections):

  • APN:
  • phone number: *99#
  • username: o2bb
  • password:password

Once you've connected, go to to register. I found I was disconnected fairly soon after my initial connection, but after reconnecting (either reboot or remove and reinsert the mobile broadband dongle) it seems to work fine.

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Is this contract or PAYG settings? – fleamour Jun 29 '12 at 18:19
Thanks Tom, those settings worked for me, but I had to deselect 'Enable Mobile Broadband' for the dongle to connect properly. – user124340 Jan 19 '13 at 0:33

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