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Connecting to VirginMobile Broadband2Go with an Ovation MC760 USB modem

Using Network Manager

1) Plug in your modem.

2) Open the Network Manager “NETWORK CONNECTIONS” dialog.

3) Click “+ ADD”.

4) “CHOOSE A CONNECTION TYPE” —> “MOBILE BROADBAND”

5) Click CREATE

6) “CREATE A CONNECTION FOR THIS MOBILE BROADBAND DEVICE” —> “NOVATEL WIRELESS CMDA”

7) “COUNTRY OR REGION” Pick what applies to you.

8) “PROVIDER” —> “VIRGIN MOBILE/HELIO”

9) “CONFIRM BROADBAND SETTINGS” —> “APPLY”

10) After this it will ask you for a USERNAME and PASSWORD, leave them blank.

After this, “Virgin Mobile/Helio” should be one of your connection choices.

Using KPPP

1) Plug in the modem

2) AS ROOT: run dmesg and look for the modem's dev node (usually /dev/ttyUSB0)

3) Start KPPP

4) CONFIGURE > MODEMS > NEW

DEVICE TAB-
MODEM NAME: anything you want
MODEM DEVICE: whatever dmesg said (probably /dev/ttyUSB0 )
FLOW CONTROL: hardware
LINE TERMINATION: CR
CONNECTION SPEED: 460800
USE LOCK FILE: checked

MODEM TAB-
Click QUERY MODEM

If everything is correct, you should see MODEM READY then some ATI stuff.
Click OK

5) ACCOUNTS > NEW > MANUAL SETUP

CONNECTION NAME: whatever you want
PHONE NUMBER: #777
AUTHENTICATION: PAP/CHAP
CALLBACK TYPE: none

Click OK

6) Connect!

CONNECT TO: whatever you named the account
USE MODEM: whatever you named the modem
LOGIN ID: anything you want but you have to put in something (I use USER)
PASSWORD: same as you put in LOGIN ID

Click CONNECT

Using PPPD

1) I've done it. I don't remember how.

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