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Anyway of removing Connection Manager from the dongle?

Anonymous
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Hi

I dont want to use O2 Connection Manager. I don't like its slow interface and I don't like the way it takes over my wifi either. It doesn't even work with my home SSID anyway and I suspect its because its hidden SSID, but thats another story. Is there a way to stop autorun on the Connection Manager installation or delete the files from the dongle? It looks like files are read-only and I don't want to turn off autorun globally on my laptop. Incidently, I have tried disabling autorun on the dongle properties but it comes back when you re-insert. Its an E169.
cheers.
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perksie
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Un-install the dongle software and set up a "Dial-up Networking Connection"

Username - o2bb or o2web

Password - password

Dial-up number *99# or *99***1#

Each time you plug it in cancel the set-up and use your new connection (I also disabled my on-board modem to prevent a clash).

As I normally use Firefox, I set my Home Page in IE8 to the Mobile Broadband top-up page, but if on contract you won't need to do that.

I hope this works for you.
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Anonymous
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I Would Sujest A Firmwire Upgrade so it removes the Software From the dongle and puts Huawei Default One on.


Some Links:


Huawei E160 Dongle
http://www.dc-unlocker.com/downloads/open/33

Huawei E169 Dongle
http://www.dc-unlocker.com/downloads/open/34

Huawei E200 Dongle
http://www.dc-unlocker.com/downloads/open/38

Or If You Dont Want To Update Firmware You Can Simply Download The Mobile Partner Software At http://www.dc-unlocker.com/downloads/open/32
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Anonymous
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how do you restore the modem as you had it from the shop. 😞
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I have uninstalled connection manager and set up a dial connection. However, I keep getting error 678, unable to connect to the remote server all the time. What's the problem?? Smiley Mad
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Anonymous
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There isn't any way to remove these files from the dongle as far as I can tell.

@perksie: You don't have to cancel the set up dialog each time it appears... simply disable windows autoplay settings. I'm using Windows 7 so the process may be different if you're not using that OS - navigate to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\AutoPlay and change the setting for Software and Games to 'No Action'. That will disable the popup dialog.

I have also got this dongle working without having to install any additional software. Settings were: user name to 'o2web', password to 'password', APN to 'o2.mobile.co.uk', number to '*99#'. On Windows I additionally set the connection to use the E169 modem as by default Windows had chosen the standard modem., just click properties and change the active modem for the connection to the dongle. As far as I can see you do not have to disable the standard modem explicitly.

You may also want to try setting the user name to 'faster', keeping the other settings as above as this has also worked for me.

I have also had both these connection settings working on Linux Ubuntu 9.04 (kernel 16 and above) without any problems.

Hope this helps.
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Anonymous
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the "faster" username is for contract dongles.
the "o2bb" one is for prepay.

i suspect that they probably both work, regardless of what kind of dongle you have.
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I also found the O2 connection manager horrible. After I uninstalled it, left behind was a Dial-up network connection called "Cellular Profile", with all the settings configured and ready to go. Just right-click and connect! So much better than the horrible connection manager.
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Anonymous
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I hate loathe and detest connection manager - far too slow for a laptop where speed should be everything.
However, I have followed the rules here, but I just time out every time with error 777.
It may be because the SIM is protected by a password. I am never prompted within xp to enter a SIM password so that presumably is why it times out.
Anyone know a way of getting around this? (I want to keep the SIM password protected though).
thanks
rjstep3
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