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Howto: Share mobile broadband in Ubuntu using only the GUI

Jul 22, 2009, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lewis)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"In Ubuntu you can setup the modem-connected machine as a robust router/firewall using the in-built Network Manager, Firestarter, and optionally, Gadmin DHCPD. These are all GUI tools and so there is no need to go near the dreaded command line here. ,p>"Modem Setup

"With the release of Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope mobile broadband setup has become very easy and intuitive. Simply plug the modem in and in a few seconds the "New Mobile Broadband Connection" wizard should appear. Click "Forward" and you will be presented with a list of mobile broadband providers relevant to your geographical location. Select the provider you use and click "Forward" again. See Figure 1."

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