If you're having problems with your connection, we suggest that you run a ping test.
Find out how to:
To run a ping test on Windows XP or Vista:
Open your 3Connect dashboard and plug in your dongle
Wait until you see a message saying 'Ready to connect' and then click Click to connect
Click Help in the top menu of your 3Connect dashboard
In Advanced tools, select Run ping test
This window will open:
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To run a ping test on Mac OS X:
Go to Finder
Go to Utilities
Select Network Utility
Enter 'google.co.uk' into the Please enter the network address to ping box
Change Send only ..pings to 4
Repeat the test, changing the Please enter the network address to ping box to 126.96.36.199Windows embedded 2009 posready multi.
Ping test results.
You can find your test results in the Ping statistics for each individual test.
If you're successfully connected, the Packets section should have sent and received four packets. If this was the case but you're still having problems browsing, click here for some other tips on how to fix this issue.
If only test two of two was successful, you may need to check that you have an active Mobile Broadband Add-on.
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