Computer systems that have the Linux operating system installed, such as an EeePC, can connect to the Internet by using a 3G USB modem. However, you will need to first install the 3G modem on the Linux system before it can be used to connect to the Internet. You can do this by creating a new network connection for the 3G USB modem to use to connect to the Internet.
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Turn on the computer and wait for the operating system to load.
Click on the Internet tab and select the option for "Network." This will open the Network Connections option.
Start a new connection by clicking the "Create" option.
Choose the type of connection to use with your 3G USB modem, such as GSM/3G (UTMS)/HSDPA. Click the "Next" button to continue.
Select the "Hardware" option and select the type of modem. Plug your 3G USB modem into a USB port on the computer. Click the "Next" button to continue.
Click the "Search" option when the Network Registration screen appears. This will display list of providers. Select your provider from the list and click the "Next" button to continue.
Select the operator location or country you are in when the Login Data screen appears. Click the "Next" button to continue.
Enter a name for the connection you will be using, such as My 3G, and click the "Next" button to continue.
Click the "Finish" option to complete the installation.
Tips and warnings
- You can start the connection manually when the computer starts or start the connection manually when you want to use the 3G modem.
- Use the eee220 Mobile Broadband Tool to monitor your Internet connection.
- The network connection cannot be created if the operating system does not recognise your 3G USB modem.
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