WirelessBroadbandInformation

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Australian Wireless Broadband Compatibility List

This page aims to provide localised information on what Wireless Broadband devices and networks are compatible (out of the box or with configuration).

It also includes some Australian network information (APN & DNS IP) that is also useful when setting up a new wireless broadband device.

Feel free to add your experiences here, if you are not sure how to edit this website feel free to email the list for someone to help you out.

If there is any more specific details you want that is not listed here than an email to the list would be a good start.

Device List

(sorted alphabetically by device and then network)

Device

Network

Version of Ubuntu

Does it work?

Does it require additional configuration? (link to details or quick description)

Contact for help

Example Device

Example Network

8.04/8.10/9.04/9.10/10.04

Yes / No / Requires additional configuration

link to additional details

7.2 Home Network Gateway

Telstra

All Versions

yes

Requires Telephone Activation

Huawei E122

Three

10.04 +

yes

Does not work in 9.04, not tested in 9.10

Huawei E160E

Internode (Optus)

9.04/9.10

Yes

lsusb: 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem

Huawei E160G

Dodo

9.04/9.10

yes

Number "*99#", APN "DODOLNS1" Need to manually specify DNS settings.

Huawei E160G

Three

8.10/9.04/9.10/10.4

yes

none

Huawei E169G

Optus

8.04/8.10/9.04/9.10/10.4

yes

usb modeswitch required for older releases

Huawei E220

Dodo

9.04/9.10

Yes

Number "*99#", APN "DODOLNS1" Need to manually specify DNS settings.

Huawei E220

Soul (Optus)

8.10/9.04/9.10

Yes

Number "*99#", APN "connect"

Huawei E220

Vodafone

8.04/8.10

yes

can't recall if usb modeswitch was required

Huawei E1762

Internode (Optus)

9.04/9.10

Yes

lsusb: 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem

Huawei E1762

Optus (prepaid)

9.10

Yes

Number "*99#", APN "preconnect"

Huawei K3765

Vodafone

9.04

requires mode setting

use the software from https://forge.betavine.net/projects/vodafonemobilec/ to switch modes. Storage device does not need to be ejected.

"wizzdom" at gmail - Computerbank volunteer

Huawei K3773

Vodafone

10.04

Yes, as eth port

needs modifications as described in http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1005&p=11689

"wizzdom" at gmail - Computerbank volunteer

Huawei K4505

Vodafone

9.04

Yes

none

Huawei K4606

Vodafone

10.04

Yes, as eth port

needs modifications as described in http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1005&p=11689

"wizzdom" at gmail - Computerbank volunteer

Sierra Wireless USB 301

Telstra

9.10/10.4

yes

none

Sierra Wireless USB 306

Soul (Optus)

10.4

Yes, but

follow the instructions in this link: http://sierrawireless.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/641/~/can-i-use-a-sierra-wireless-modem-on-linux-machines-%28direct-ip-modems%29%3F (many other Sierra Wireless USB Modems listed here also)

Sierra Wireless USB 312 (Ultimate)

Telstra

10.10

Yes

Just requires standard APN configuration through Network Manager. Also refer to instructions at this link: http://sierrawireless.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/641/~/can-i-use-a-sierra-wireless-modem-on-linux-machines-%28direct-ip-modems%29%3F (many other Sierra Wireless USB Modems listed here also)

Sierra Compass 885

Telstra

8.10

yes, but

compile kernel module from vendor's site, should be supported OOTB in 10.04 http://sierrawireless.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/500/~/can-i-use-my-sierra-wireless-modem-on-a-linux-operating-system-%3F-%28-v.1.7.30%29

ZTE K3565

Vodafone

9.10/10.4

requires mode setting

use the software from https://forge.betavine.net/projects/vodafonemobilec/ to switch modes

ZTE MF626 / MF636

Telstra

9.10/10.04

requires mode switching

Appears as a CD on the desktop on first insert. Right click and select 'Safely Remove Hardware' then it gets reattached internally as a modem and can be used as normal. YMMV, as I have to use "Eject" for the modeswitching to occur (on 9.10), and sometimes requires a change of usb port to get working. Command line tool to disable the need for modeswitch is available at: http://github.com/agentk/ztecdrun

Usage with NetworkManager: karlbowden[at]gmail.com cc: ubuntu-au[at]lists.ubuntu.com

ZTE K3805-Z

Vodafone

yes but

needs arp disabled, see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/764003

ZTE MF821

Telstra 4G USB

12.10

yes

needs some editing of config files, see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12312313

Network Information List

(sorted alphabetically by network)

Company

APN

DNS IP Address

Username & Password

Notes

Example Telco

apn.exampletelco

XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

(Yes|No)

Aldi Mobile

mdata.net.au

unknown

No

Amaysim

internet or yesinternet

unknown

No

Crazy Johns

purtona.net

unknown

No

Dodo

dodolns1

Auto unreliable

No

CHAP Authentication, DNS unreliable

Exetel

exetel1

unknown

No

Internode

internode (Services purchased prior to 26/08/09 use the APN splns333a1)

192.231.203.132 192.231.203.3

Yes

Manually set DNS in network manager or /etc/resolv.conf file depending on your setup. http://www.internode.on.net/residential/broadband/3g_wireless/

Optus (prepaid)

preconnect

unknown

No

CHAP Authentication only

Optus (postpaid)

connect

unknown

No

Optus (postpaid)

internet

unknown

No

Designed for mobile handsets, enables buggy transparent proxy with image caching

Telstra

telstra.internet

unknown

No

It's best to assign a DNS server as network manager often does not receive it correctly. IP Address are behind a NAT wall, ie: 10.5.70.9

Telstra

telstra.extranet

unknown

No

For devices that have access, this will give them a public IP address - must be enabled on account

Telstra

telstra.corp

Private

Yes

Used for Telstra managed WAN access. Used with username and password to get a private IP range

Telstra (postpaid)

telstra.bigpond

Automatic

Yes

Three Postpaid

3netaccess

Automatic

No

Three Prepaid

3services

Automatic

No

Virgin

VirginBroadband

unknown

No

Vodafone Postpaid

vfinternet.au

unknown

No

Vodafone Prepaid

vfprepaymbb

unknown

No

General Notes

If the USB modem does not immediately attempt connecting once you've saved the correct settings, move the USB modem to another port on the PC, this seems to work occasionally.

If you need to use SMS (e.g. Optus sends the mobile number needed for recharging prepaid modems by SMS), install Betavine Connection Manager (Lucid and later) from https://forge.betavine.net/frs/?group_id=76

Sakis3G script- 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 Bluetoothâ„¢ modem, and may even detect operator settings. You should try it when anything else fails!

http://www.sakis3g.org


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