Wireless Broadband

May 2, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 is the latest available since 26 April. I have just tried this at home.

The installer is little prettier and the default font looks a lot better than before. The best news to me is the native support of wireless broadband.

First you add a new connection below then edit it.

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then you’ll have to amend the APN, don’t forget to check the box ‘connect automatically’.

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You could also follow the wizard below and select from the list of providers available which should pop out by the time you plug in your USB modem.

Screenshot-New Mobile Broadband Connection

If you are like me who subscribed to 3reedom then you’ll be on your own and don’t expect any technical support from them.

I recently went to their shop to ask for help they just keep asking me to dial their customer hotline. A simple quiz below can you tell what number to press to reach their customer service?

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I said I couldn’t find any from their hotline operation guide above then he gave me a string of numbers.

[Edited: answer to the quiz = press 1 – # – 5 – 8 – 2. In fact # is for non-customer so I wouldn’t have thought about trying that route. 1 – # – 5 – 8 would take you to human voice, the guide above is wrong because there is no such thing as ‘technical support’ from the voice I hear. My conclusion is that if you are existing customers they simply don’t care.]

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