I had been troubleshooting the Streamyx connection all day, bypassing every equipment along the line of communication and resetting stuff. I reached a point where I connected the phone directly to the laptop, attempting to dial via PPPoE (Point-to-Point over Ethernet) connection but still nowhere near a good connection.

At that point, I concluded that the issue would be somewhere between the phone line going to the ISP. I should notify TM Net and hopefully they’ll do something about it.

In the mean time, I have improved 3G/HSDPA broadband reliability by connecting the RAZR2 V9 directly to the laptop via USB cable instead of bluetooth. That was as simple as pie. Again, no driver installation required and it was an absolute plug-and-play. Mac OS X is the best OS on earth.

STEPS TO CONNECT TO 3G NETWORK VIA PHONE (RAZR2 V9) AS MODEM
1. On RAZR2 V9, go to Settings > Connection > USB Settings > Select Data Connection (vs Memory card or USB printing)
2. Connect RAZR2 V9 to your Mac via USB cable provided.
3. Launch System Preferences > Network > Click the button “+” on bottom left.
4. Pull Interface menu down and select Motorola Phone (MOTORAZRV9). Leave the Service Name as “Motorola Phone (MOTORAZRV9) or type up the ones you like, i.e. “3G Mobile” or “V9 Internet”. Click Create.

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5. Click Advanced button on bottom right. Select “Motorola” for Vendor and “GPRS (GSM/3G)” for Model. Leave APN empty and CID as 1. Click OK.

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6. Click connect and enjoy your mobile broadband internet!