Configure Telenor Mobile Broadband using Ubuntu

This post is a short description/HOWTO of how I configured a “Telenor Mobilt Bredbånd” on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)I’ve borrowed from a friend of mine. I might have forgotten some steps on this guide and haven’t verified it on a fresh Ubuntu 8.04 installation.

Determine modemtype

This HOWTO has been written for the GlobeSurfer ICON 225 modem from Telenor. To determine if you have this modem insert it into a spare USB slot and type the following command

# lspci
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0af0:6971 Option

Download and install HSOconnect packages

Download the HSOlink and HSOconnect packages from,com_forum/Itemid,68/page,viewtopic/t,457/
Install the packages downloaded

sudo dpkg -i hsolink_1.0.46-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i hsoconnect_1.1.61_all.deb

Install the build-essential package (if it’s not installed already) since we’re going to compile software during this HOWTO

# sudo aptitude install build-essential

Download and install needed software

Download the REZeroCD (hso-udev.tar.gz) from,com_forum/Itemid,68/page,viewtopic/t,425/ to change the behavior for the dongle to be a modem.

Unpack and install the file

# tar xfz hso-udev.tar.gz

# cd hso-udev

# sudo make

# sudo make install

Download and install HSO module

Install the HSO module by downloading the file hso-1.2.tar.gz from,com_forum/Itemid,68/page,viewtopic/t,445/
Unpack the file hso-1.2.tar.gz and compile it

# sudo tar xfz hso-1.2.tar.gz

# cd hso

# make 

# make install

Verify that the module has been installed

lsmod | grep hso

Load themodule if it isn’t loaded

modprobe hso

Start the application

Unplug your modem and wait about 30 seconds and plut it in again before continuing this HOWTO

Start the HSOconnect software : Applications –> Internet –> HSOconnect.


Go to Profile and choose Edit connection
HSOconnect Connection Editor
HSOconnect Connection Editor

Configure it for Telenor settings

APN: telenor
Username: anything
Password: anything

Accept the settings and press the Connect button.
You are now (most likely) connected to the Internet using your Telenor Mobile Broadband dongle.


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