Tether your Sony Ericsson Aino or U10i on Linux / Ubuntu

My carrer is Optus in Australia and i’m using Ubuntu 10.4 and i want to be able to connect to the internet via my sony ericsson aino also known as the U10i

Heres the quick how to.


Plug in your phone with the usb cableIt will then try to connect to your computer and look for the windows software (this default can be changed)


Click cancel on the phone and then choose the linux option

Now on your ubuntu desktop click the network manager icon in the system tray

Now disconnect from the USB wired network this appears to take priority over the 3G connection so the easiest way to get around it is to disconnect from the wired PC-Phone network.

Now Right click the network manager icon

and choose edit connections

Select the Mobile Broadband tab and edit the connection

The phone number shown is generally accepted as common for most carriers but the APN will come from your phone.

On your phone go to Settings–> Connectivity –> Internet Settings

It should look something like this

from here the APN is “internet” as that is what is written under the Connect using heading.

Now click Ok to all the open windows and click on the network manager icon again and now select “Optus” or the name of your carrier and you will be connected


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