Umts

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UMTS is fast mobile broadband. It is faster than GSM, GPRS, EDGE and almost as fast as HSDPA. For more information on what it is, see wikipedia's article.

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Hardware

To find out if you have a UMTS modem and your kernel recognizes it, use the command

hwinfo --modem --short

Connecting

How you use UMTS differs depending on the software you are using, your distribution, your desktop environment, your country, phone provider and hardware.

description distribution desktop environment software carrier country hardware
Connect to the internet via an UMTS connection using SUSE 13.1 SUSE 13.1 KDE NetWorkManager T-D1 Germany Otelo USB SurfsTick
Connect to the internet via an UMTS connection using Ubuntu 11.10 Ubuntu 11.10 gnome NetWorkmanager T-D1 Germany Dell/Novatel HSDPA card
Connect to the internet via an UMTS connection using SUSE 12.1 using any desktop environment SUSE 12.1 any umtsmon VodaPhOne Germany Otelo USB SurfsTick
Connect to the internet via an UMTS connection using SUSE 11.4 SUSE 11.4 gnome NetWorkManager VodaPhOne Germany Otelo USB SurfsTick
Connect to the internet via an UMTS connection using SUSE 11.4 using any desktop environment SUSE 11.4 any umtsmon VodaPhOne Germany Otelo USB SurfsTick
Connect to the internet via an UMTS connection using SUSE 11.0 SUSE 11.0 any umtsmon O2 Germany Fonic USB SurfsTick

List of APNs

When using the software umtsmon to connect, or if your provider is not a choice under Networkmanager, you will need to know your provider's APN. Find them below. An example how to enter them can be found here.

Germany

  • D1: internet.t-mobile.de
  • D2, otelo/Vodaphone: event.otelo.de
  • E2, Fonic/O2: pinternet.interkom.de

See also