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A feature to automatically recognize and configure 3/4G-GSM/CDMA modems plugged into the school server. The user flow would be:

  • Administrator plugs in 3G modem
  • Server automatically detects and configures internet from it
  • Clients are able to browse the internet through the 3g modem connected to the server.


This should link to your home wiki page so we know who you are

  • Name: Basanta Shrestha <basanta.shrestha@olenepal.org>

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.6
  • Last updated: October 21, 2013
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

Benefit to XSCE

2/3G internet has much wider availability than other means of connectivity. Being able to support usb modems out of the box would make the server much more valuable.


What work do the developers have to accomplish to complete the feature in time for release? Is it a large change affecting many parts of the distribution or is it a very isolated change? What are those changes?

UI Design

Does the feature have a direct impact on the work flow, or does it need a UI? Link here mockups, or add detailed descriptions.

How To Test

Testing notes go here

User Experience

If this feature is noticeable by its target audience, how will their experiences change as a result? Describe what they will see or notice.


What other packages (RPMs) depend on this package? Are there changes outside the developers' control on which completion of this feature depends? In other words, does your feature depend on completion of another feature owned by someone else or that you would need to coordinate, which might cause you to be unable to finish on time? Other upstream projects like Python?

Contingency Plan

If you cannot complete your feature by the final development freeze, what is the backup plan? This might be as simple as "None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour." Or it might not. If your feature is not completed in time, we want to assure others that other parts of Sugar will not be in jeopardy.


Is there upstream documentation on this feature, or notes you have written yourself? Has this topic been discussed in the mailing list or during a meeting? Link to that material here so other interested developers can get involved.

Release Notes

The XSCE Release Notes inform end-users about what is new in the release. The release notes also help users know how to deal with platform changes such as ABIs/APIs, configuration or data file formats, or upgrade concerns. If there are any such changes involved in this feature, indicate them here. You can also link to upstream documentation if it satisfies this need. This information forms the basis of the release notes edited by the release team and shipped with the release.

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