NetCom Connect mobile broadband with Mac and Linux
Published: Wednesday 2008-11-26.
my birthday present
on Saturday, and at the same time I got the
I ordered from NetCom.
Of course, it
comes with software and an installation guide for Windows.
After having dug around a bit on NetCom’s web site, I found
a user guide for Mac OS X
that actually worked perfectly fine.
There was not much of information about Linux, but after having searched
around for a bit I found
“Vodafone Mobile Connect Card driver for Linux”,
which supports the Huawei E220 modem used by NetCom, and that, despite the
name, isn’t locked to Vodafone.
I installed the software (I have replaced the Xandros installation on my
so I used the Debian package directly), and it found the modem, found
settings on the card and was up and running in less than five minutes.
All I had to remember was to add myself to the
group so that I was allowed to run the
So, now I have a working mobile broadband connection, both on Mac and Linux. I have yet to test it on Windows, but that ought to work as well…
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