Ubuntu 9.04

Install the usb-modem ZTE MF626 HSDPA in Ubuntu 9.04

<p>An austrian discounter internet provider has sold not widely spread usb-modems with his prepaid cards for HSDPA internet connections. With Windows this modem works fine because the drivers are delivered with the modem. But with Ubuntu 9.04 only common usb-modems work without laying hands on the system. A nice addon would be if the modem works with the built-in network-manager of Ubuntu, so you can just click on the modem and connect to the preset internet provider, respectively the right access point, without providing your username and/or password every time.</p>

Connect to wlan via vpn under Ubuntu 9.04

<p>To connect to the internet via vpn and wlan you first have to get an ip address from the wlan accesspoint. After this you can build up the vpn tunnel and register yourself in one step. This is safe and comfortable if you are working at your workplace. With Windows XP (SP3) this works without problems.</p><p>But when I use Ubuntu 9.04 I cannot connect to the server to register. On the TU I can only receive an ip address, open a browser an type my username and password in the login-field. This does not seem to be very secure due to the fact that the connection is not encrypted when sending this information. Interestingly the connection from home to the vpn-server (which has another ip than the first one) works fine without problems.</p>
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