san francisco santacon, 2011
I’m happy to announce that a few packages I’ve been working on over the past year have finally landed in Ubuntu Precise.
If you have a 3G USB modem, and it currently doesn’t work well (or at all) in Debian or Ubuntu, you should check this list of modems. If it listed, then you may be a candidate to try an alternative 3G networking stack.
$ sudo apt-get install wader-core
This command will remove ModemManager and install wader-core. It should be an entirely transparent operation to you, except that after you reboot, your modem should appear as a connection option in the network manager applet.
1: naturally, I was a good boy and uploaded the packages to Debian unstable first
2: this list is predominantly composed of Vodafone-branded modems, but there are others in there as well.