Friday, February 26, 2010

PLDT WeRoam Dongle and Linux (Ubuntu)

I was able to test out a PLDT WeRoam dongle at our office, and to those familiar Linux users out there, there isn't a default configuration avaiable to use the PLDT dongle. The closest configuration is the one saved for Smart Bro.

The configuration that I used to make it work are the following:
  • APN: weroamplan
  • username: pldt@weroam
  • password: pldt
  • number to dial: *99#
  • authentication method: PAP (or sometimes CHAP)
  • allow BSD data, Deflate data and Header data compression
  • IPV4 Settings: automatic PPP address only, add (GoogleDNS) as your DNS server.
The performance if you might ask... it is pretty quick and somewhat reliable (in my case it works like a charm in the Makati area). This setting works like a charm, especially the addition of GoogleDNS (really, PLDT's own DNS suck big-time).

As for those who are having troubles configuring their dongles to work, might I suggest to search over my previous blog posts on some of the guides I have written for it.

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