Did you score a free Samsung Chromebook from Google IO 2011? Are you in Canada or visiting Canada? In any case here are the instructions on how you can get 3G data connectivity in Canada using Rogers / Bell / Telus SIM card on your Samsung Chromebook.
Step 1: Turn on your Chromebook
Step 2: Press Ctrl + Alt + T [ this will take you to a command prompt]
Step 3: Type in the following command – modem_set_carrier Generic UMTS
Step 4: Type ‘exit’ and press enter to get out of the command prompt and turn off your Chromebook
Step 5: Insert your Rogers / Bell / Telus SIM card
Step 6: Turn on your Chromebook
Step 7: Connect to WiFi and login
Step 8: Click on the Wifi Icon and select Enable Mobile Data
Step 10: Choose the SIM card provider network and you should be connected to the 3G network in Canada.
That’s all! Now if you are like me who have a personal phone and a work phone, you can forward your personal number to your work number and carry around your Chromebook and make use of the $30 6GB connection whenever you want.
Alternatively, here are some pictures showing the successful connectivity.