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Mobile Broadband Assistant Wizard

Feature state

openSUSE Distribution
New

Description

Though the NetworkManager applet does a good job of configuring Mobile Broadband connections, the steps to have the hardware itself useful are daunting. I propose that we have a wizard that assists in that process, leaving the job of connecting to NetworkManager.

  1. Upon launch, it checks hardware to know what is needed
  2. Checks drivers to make sure the hardware can be used.
  3. If good, then proceed.
  4. If bad, then search for driver in enabled repos and then online.
  5. Asks about service area, provider/carrier, and GSM vs CDMA if necessary.
  6. Checks information against a table/database and downloads appropriate *.exe from provider, or points the user to the appropriate webpage.
  7. Automatically extracts appropriate firmware from *.exe and places in correct firmware directory.
  8. Launches Gnome Connection Manager (KDE does not work properly yet for Mobile Broadband) and allows connection to be made. If possible embed module in Wizard for aesthetics.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png C. F. wrote: (3 years ago)

Looks like a great idea to incorporate. We have a lot of questions and issues with this in the forum.

icons/user_comment.png R. M. wrote: (3 years ago)

I added openSUSE Distribution as product. If it is too late for 11.4 then distribution can keep this addition from being forgotten.

icons/user_comment.png R. L. wrote: (3 years ago)

Dear god, please let something like this make it in. My hpun2400 is useless as it stands, and I hate having to use Windows just for my mobile 3g.

icons/user_comment.png R. L. wrote: (2 years ago)

It took me forever to figure out how to get my Gobi working. Thankfully I did, and it was relatively simple... but not immediately obvious at all.

Last change: 2 years ago
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