Connect to the internet via an UMTS connection

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UMTS allows you to connect to the internet via the mobile phone provider's network. That means you can even surf while riding a train or a car. Here is how you use your umts hardware. Find out your distribution and proceed accordingly.

SUSE

This chapter has been written with SUSE Linux 11.1 in mind, but should work same or similar for every version.

  • Install umtsmon
yast2 -i umtsmon
  • in case of a USB surf stick: attach it
  • Start umtsmon
umtsmon
  • enter your pin
  • Choose Connection|Manage profiles
  • Add a profile with the APN pinternet.interkom.de, save it
  • Click Connection|Connect.

It works now:

 tweedleburg:~ # ping www.heise.de
 PING www.heise.de (193.99.144.85) 56(84) bytes of data.
 64 bytes from www.heise.de (193.99.144.85): icmp_seq=1 ttl=245 time=1158 ms
 64 bytes from www.heise.de (193.99.144.85): icmp_seq=2 ttl=245 time=896 ms
 64 bytes from www.heise.de (193.99.144.85): icmp_seq=3 ttl=245 time=719 ms
 ^C
 --- www.heise.de ping statistics ---
 4 packets transmitted, 3 received, 25% packet loss, time 4291ms
 rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1890.317/2142.079/2282.493/178.426 ms, pipe 3
 tweedleburg:~ # ifconfig
 [...]
 ppp0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
           inet addr:10.70.158.184  P-t-P:10.64.64.64  Mask:255.255.255.255
           UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
           RX packets:266 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:340 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
           RX bytes:112893 (110.2 Kb)  TX bytes:58689 (57.3 Kb)

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