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.
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 http://www.pharscape.org/component/option,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 http://www.pharscape.org/component/option,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 http://www.pharscape.org/component/option,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
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
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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