Avoid roaming with Network Manager and HSDPA/3G dongles

Today a friend of mine asked if I knew a way to avoid connection via his HSDPA/3G dongle when in roaming: he uses Italy’s Tre network, and sometimes the connection will fall back to TIM or Vodafone, which he wants to avoid because of increased costs.

I’ve discovered that in GNOME’s Network Manager connection editor you can force a network by inserting the MCC/MNC (Mobile Network Codes), a list of which can be found at http://www.flatbatt.co.uk/Unlocking/Network_codes/network_codes.html

Editing a mobile connection to Vodafone Italy
Editing a mobile connection to Vodafone Italy
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Canyon Core 0.5.1

I released Canyon Core 0.5.1 today. It is available either from the Dataforte Maven Repository at http://www.dataforte.net/listing/maven/releases/ and tagged in SVN at https://canyon.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/canyon/tags/canyon-core/canyon-core-0.5.1/

This is the first stable release of Canyon Core, and I’ve put quite a bit of work into it over the past few years. Releases of Canyon Echo2, Canyon Cooee and Canyon Echo3 will follow shortly.

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