GPRS connection available afer Ubuntu's install

Registered by AB on 2006-04-20

There are users (like me) with no lan connection and those users are forsed to use Ubuntu in "off- line mode" - no updates or S/W installations from the net. Would be very good to have possibility to connect to the internet via GPRS/EDGE out-of-the-box: the installation is finished and user can go on-line by specifyning phone no to dial, user name/password and modem's initialization string (if required by operator).

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

Whiteboard

Please add modem INIT strings capabilities to network-manager

2007/07/16 (stephan-impilinux) - You should have a look at: https://forge.vodafonebetavine.net/projects/vodafonemobilec/

2007/11/29 (RainCT) - Just noting that if you configuring Vodafone's 3G modem as a router in System -> Admin. -> Network it works fine

2007/11/30 (hubuntu) I believe we should expand this Blueprint to actually handle bluetooth, cable and PC Card driven modems for GPRS/EDGE/3G/3G+Broadband and even maybe GSM dial-up connections. The GNU/Linux world lacks a comprehensive and easy way to achieve this (I have tried and managed to do all of them, but It's such a pain...) while maybe even trying to work towards a framework so Telecom companies just have to make a linux driver and the framework puts it in use in an easy in the FS desktop (GNOME & KDE) and it Just Works!(tm) - Where do we start?

2007/11/30 (simontol) Some good news here : http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2007/11/29/hot-3g-action-direct-to-your-laptop/

2007/12/19 (dwhaggerton) Would like to see sierra wireless driver added http://www.sierrawireless.com/faq/ShowFAQ.aspx?ID=607

2008/02/28 (Hubuntu) two things:
Things that just work! http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2008/02/19/so-much-just-works-it-hurts/
And things to try: https://edge.launchpad.net/~asac/+archive

2008/04/09 (Hubuntu) just have to get it out; put your money where the bet is:
Check position #2 on http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/most_popular_ever/
We should start melting the many Blueprints around handling this issue and correlate with the work done with pppoeconfig and network-manager.

2008/04/15 (Antti Kaijanmäki) I will be working on mobile broadband configuration assistant for NetworkManager[1] this summer.
Additional information can be found through my blog[2].
[1] http://www.kaijanmaki.net/kesakoodi/projectplan.pdf
[2] http://www.kaijanmaki.net/blog

2008/04/21 (Hubuntu) This just keeps getting better: http://umtsmon.sourceforge.net/
Any MOTUs are into packaging it? The download page says no deb are maintained propertly. We should have this in universe!

2008/05/23 : http://mobilemanager.movilforum.com Is a 3G/GPRS dbus service. PPA (https://launchpad.net/~roberto-majadas/+archive)

2009/02/11 : Intrepid released with this implemented, so the status can be updated, right?

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