starting mobile broadband

i started to use suse 11.i am new to suse.i want to use mobile broadband in suse.i used it easily in ubuntu but don’t how to do this in suse11 so please gave me instructions step by step.

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Right-click on Network Manager in the lower-right-hand corner (icon with
two computers). Edit Connections. Click Mobile Broadband, then click
Add. Go from there.

Good luck.

On 03/28/2011 01:36 PM, vike4 wrote:
> i started to use suse 11.i am new to suse.i want to use mobile broadband
> in suse.i used it easily in ubuntu but don’t how to do this in suse11 so
> please gave me instructions step by step.
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I can’t find that network manager icon.please help me.

please help me i can’t connect to the network.i can’t find network manager in gnome and kde.please tell me how to start it manually.though gnome and kde can’t detect my device.please please help me.

In KDE looks like this:

In Gnome looks like thiS:

You could try following the steps in my blog. Start from Step 1. So you will learn about how to add repos and make all multimedia stuff work. You might continue with Step 2, if you would need to make the Networkmanager-GNOME work in KDE. Before taking these steps, check Step Zero - there are links to most important repos. If not feel ready enough, don’t take those marked as expert.
Step Zero:**
openSUSE starter: Step Zero: Repos you need before proceeding

Further Steps:
openSUSE starter

BEWARE to take the instructions step by step, following ALL instructions in the proposed order. I advice you to take Step 1, and, if the KDE’s network management fails for you, also Step 2.

i am using suse 11 and have no network connection in linux so gave me a different solution.

Chapter 35. Using NetworkManager

What have You got set up there ?

Best regards,

This is what worked for me with a ZTE MF100 HSDPA modem on OpenSUSE 11.3 64-bit:

  1. Click on “Start” -> “Computer” -> “YaST”.
  2. Enter the root password.
  3. Click on “Network Devices” -> “Modem”.
  4. Click “Add”.
  5. Under “Modem device:” try “/dev/ttyUSB2”. If you can’t connect later on, try using “/dev/ttyUSB1” or “/dev/ttyUSB0”.
  6. Click “Details”.
  7. Set “Baud Rate” to “460800” (might be different for you).
  8. Under “Init 1” enter “ATZ”.
  9. Under “Init 2” enter “ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2”.
  10. Under “Init 3” enter “AT+CGDCONT=1,“IP”,“APN””, replacing APN with your providers’ APN such as “web.htgprs”.
  11. Click “Ok”.
  12. Click “Next”.
  13. Select “Generic service provider”.
  14. Click “New”.
  15. Enter your providers’ name (this can really be anything you like).
  16. Enter “*99#” under “Phone number”.
  17. Unselect “Always ask me for the password”.
  18. Under “Username” and “Password” enter “null”.
  19. Click “Next”.
  20. Under “Idle Time-Out” select “0 (0. min)”.
  21. Click “Next”.
  22. Click “Ok”.
  23. Close “YaST”.

To connect, do the following:

  1. Click “Start” -> “Applications” -> “System” -> “Terminal” -> “Terminal - Super User Mode”.
  2. Enter the root password.
  3. Type “ifup modem0”. Hit ENTER. If all goes well, you should see something like:
    modem0    name: Modem
interface modem0 is up
SuSEfirewall2: Warning: no default firewall zone defined, assuming 'ext'
  1. To check if you are connected, type “ifconfig modem0”. Hit ENTER. Try repeating this step a few times untill you see something like:
modem0    Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol  
          inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
          RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 
          RX bytes:84 (84.0 b)  TX bytes:105 (105.0 b)

If modem0 doesn’t come up, try a different modem device under step 5 from the first list. If you see something similar to the above output, you are now connected to the Internet!

  1. To disconnect, type “ifdown modem0”. Hit ENTER.