Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How to connect using Mobinil 3G Modem in Egypt, Solution to a problem in Ubuntu's default configuration

If you create a profile in 3G connections in Ubuntu (I'm currently using version 9.04), you will be able to connect but you won't be able to reach any website, that's because of a glitch in the default configuration for "Mobinil" service provider. To solve the problem:
  1. Right-click on the Network Manager icon and choose "Edit Connections"
  2. Choose the "Mobile Broadband" tab
  3. Double click the "Mobinil" connection
  4. Open the "IPV4 Settings"
  5. In the "Method", change from "Automatic (PPP) addresses only" to "Automatic (PPP)".
  6. Reconnect and enjoy :)


Mohammed Hewedy said...

Vodafone works with me without any problems on both Ubuntu and OpenSUSE.

Ahmad Amr said...

I know, Vodafone works out of the box, but not mobinil :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. I had this problem with my new mobinil usb modem under OpenSUSE linux, I thought it will take days to find a solution for this problem but your fix worked like a charm. You are my hero!