Friday, April 23, 2010

Installing ZTE MF110 on Ubuntu Linux

Maxis offered their broadband along with the ZTE's MF110 HSUPA modem. Thus far, I have not gotten a chance to get a Digi offer to try their broadband,....maybe some day.

The MF110 features
Network: HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz,EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Data transmission speeds: 7.2Mbps DL 5.76Mbps UL
Weight: 21.5 gramme
Application: Join Air with SMS service, Data service, Applications management, Data concurrent. This allowed me to add other service providers (yet to be tested) with the same modem.

Installation on Linux KUbuntu 9.10
  1. Install wvdial from KPackageKit
  2. Plug the MF110 into the USB slot. Mount the MF110 and enter the directory "Linux"
  3. Extract "PCL_ZTEDCV.tar.gz" to your HOME directory.
  4. Open a terminal and type "sudo ./"
  5. Launch the application "Join Air" from the KMenu
  6. In Join Air, at the Internet menu (A globe icon), click "Connect". Minimise this window but do not close as its needed to maintain Internet connection.
  7. It connects directly with initial IP 121.121.X.X and tries to open the web page
It defaults to the setting of
Dial number: *99#
APN: static: maxisbb
username: maxis
password: wap

Connection has been pretty much inconsistent. Its fast at times, then no connection, then have to keep reloading the page. I like its thumbdrive size and the blinking lights. The Join Air application is also easy to read and use.


Fadzil : 4life ID:6708914 said...

hi, just wondering, since this zte mf110 work with Kubuntu 9.10, does it will work in unbuntu karmic koala 9.10?? i am trying to get this maxis broadband b4 the promotion end.....tq

ikenna said...

plz am using celcom 3G with the mf100 modem. I have read on how to get maxis to work with same model on ubuntu. Can you explain in more details how i can install it for celcom and also its APP,user and pwd. I am not familiar with the term linux, home directory as its been used in explaining the maxis modem configuration. Or plz send me a mail on how to get it done on ikenna76 at in dot com. Thanks

The Master Hacker said...

plz how can i make my zte 3570-z modem work with another sim card not of the distributors brand (vodacom in tanzania)

The Master Hacker said...

plz how can i use another simcard (not of the distributors brand) in my vodafone zte 3570-z modem?

Tboxmy said...

To use this set with other operator, you will need to ask the operator settings for its;
Dial number,

The Geeks said...

Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
thank you :)

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