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 this software to switch modes. Storage device does not need to be ejected.

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 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 this software 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

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)

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

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

Three Postpaid

3netaccess

Automatic

No

Three Prepaid

3services

Automatic

No

Virgin

VirginBroadband

unknown

No

Vodafone

vfinternet.au

unknown

No


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