How to connect to maxis broadband in ubuntu

Maxis USB 3G broadband that come with USB 3G Modem (Huawei E220).. is can be used in Ubuntu (8.10) , XUbuntu(8.10)..
virtually without any additional software to be installed.

here I will explain how to configure the Network Setting in Ubuntu to have it connected with
“Maxis Broadband”..

setup the broadband modem
select service provider countries..
scroll down until found “my | malaysia”
select service provider countries

after selecting malaysia.. a list of ISP will appear such as below:
select ISP

select a Maxis 3G (contract). .. [later could be just as “Maxis 3G (broadband)”.. if someone willing to update and poke the one who did it earlier.]

summary of the ISP

and icon will saying new connection created..
new connection created
almost done.. perhaps.. the only thing to change is the maxis APN to become “maxisbb”..

then we continue by clicking on the network icon edit-connection..


then a Network Connection properties will appear..
click on top tab to “Mobile Broadband”..
shall be able to see the maxis 3g contract .


press edit… and answer allow the keyring thing..
allow keyring..

change the APN from “unet” to “maxisbb” ..
apn unet

maxisbb apn
the previous one is “unet”.. which only applied to the postpaid 3G.

then clicking on network select to connect the Maxis 3G (Contract)..
list of network device..
it will changed the icon to spinning..

Starting PPP on device ttyUSB0

connection established

This APN thing only sensitive to Maxis and Digi.. but any value is acceptable for Celcom..

~ for celcom can actually put in anything in APN box..and it just worked..

to disconnect… click the same icon and there will be a list again..and click disconnect.
list of connected network

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24 Responses

  1. ahstod says:

    … how long did you manage to get away without installing this one? 😎

  2. namran says:

    approximately within 48hours.. hahaha.. (very slow-pace mode) as the file exist since..

    Mon Mar 9 15:28:31 2009 UTC (32 hours, 49 minutes ago) by ..

    quite weird when most of the item are just disappeared..
    .. at first thought some config problem.. removing the whole project directory and re-checkout.. still the same..
    then only figured one by one.. lol..

  3. Andre says:

    Worked for me. Many thanks!

    • HawkEYE says:

      @Andre : you’re welcome.. hopefully it help those in need.

  4. Spyder461 says:

    I’m still having this problem. If done the yum install php-xml, but I still get the error about missing DomDocument class. I have read some posts that talk about executing a enable lib-xml extension command, but when I do this command, I get a error that lib-xml and extension is not a builtin command. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  5. danyal says:

    really very helpful it works

  6. sachin says:

    Good, It worked

  7. nszumowski says:

    Awesome! Everywhere else I was looking referenced libxml2 which I had already installed. This fixed my issue!

  8. nico says:

    Awesome! thanks so much.

  9. battisti says:

    Thx, after a lot of hours spend in the source the problem was in the server! 🙁

  10. dungkal says:

    Updating the php-xml (note: it had already been installed long before the problem cropped up) on my CentOS server did the trick.

    Thanks for the help.

  11. wika says:

    Thanks, it worked !!

  12. rc says:

    Just a note, if you’re on centos and you had to do a custom install of php 5.3, yum install php53-xml will do the trick

  13. elliot says:

    @rc – thank you!

  14. Andrea says:

    Woooow, thank you!
    U save my ass…

  15. littleguy says:

    This worked great, thanks!

  16. mark says:

    Thank you , was baffled with this error, your post saved the day

  17. Smoker says:

    It worked for me like a charm. Thank you verry much.

  18. Thanga says:


  19. axlotl says:

    Thank you, sir.

  20. dduane says:

    I also had to add the line:
    to my php.ini file and restart apache. I’m using Fedora 16.

  21. vb says:

    Thanks. saved a lot of time. Had that issue with owncloud

  22. khyox says:

    Thank you very much indeed! It solved my issue viewing the internal wiki syntax page with dokuwiki running over lighttpd in Scientific Linux.

  23. Andre says:

    Muito obrigado valeu muito o bizu de instalar esta yum install php-xml, excelente ajuda, estava precisando muito


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