The first thing to do is to download the latest release of the software. You can
download the software once you have created an account and logged in. Please visit
the download area.
The next thing that needs to be done is to prepare the target computer for installation.
First of all log in to the target computer as an administrator. If you are running
under windows vista or windows 7 you might want to turn off the UAC ( user account
control ) during the installation process as it can be very annoying. Once you have
finished installing software don’t forget to turn the UAC back on.
First of all create a restore point! If everything goes wrong then you can put it
right by being able to restore your computer to an earlier time.
If you are planning to deploy a lot of devices, there is a considerable overhead
in time in installing software and configuring each installation. The best thing
to do in these situations is to create an new installation from scratch, don’t register
any software until the machine is configured and then use a drive cloning software
and hardware to create copies of the machines hard disk. When you want to make a
new machine all you have to the do is create a copy of the drive, and then apply
fresh licences to any installed software ( esp windows ).
For all computers I would alter the way windows downloads and installs automatic
updates. I would set automatic updates to notify the user of any pending updates,
but not to download and install them. This is because we don’t want to risk downloading
huge amounts of data over a 3G connection without permission. Don’t download windows
updates over a 3G connection, wait until the machine is connected to a hardwired
network before granting permission to windows to do this.
If you are planning on using the modem to create a native windows internet connection
you will have to make sure that all the usual security precautions have been taken
to help make your machine secure from attack on the internet.
Next make sure you have installed some personal firewall software. Windows 7 and
windows vista have a built in firewall, but you might find it more manageable to
use an additional 3rd party firewall.
For windows XP I use Sunbelt personal firewall however this is quite a complicated
piece of software, but when it blocks a request it generally brings up a count down
timer, that defaults to block after 30 seconds this can be very useful.
All personal firewalls require training and configuring - you should open ports 20510
- 20520 for local LAN access IP address ranges 192.168.1.xxx, you will also want
to enable ports for the loop back adapter 127.0.0.1
Don’t forget to re-enable the UAC before you do this on Vista and Windows 7.
You will also need to make sure you have installed some anti virus software -AVG
Free is my personal favourite as it seems to run very quickly.
There is another useful program which can monitor the amount of traffic your machine
might be sending to and from the internet is DU Meter DU meter can be setup to send
an email when you are likely to exceed a specified limit. Note DU meter can only
monitor native windows connections. In the future I am planning on adding this capability
into the Ezee3G software.
You can install other anti-virus software, but you must take into consideration whether
the software user interface will stop an unattended computer in its tracks.
After you have installed firewall software and anti-virus software you computer is
ready to connect to the internet. Initially connect the machine to the internet using
a wired broadband connection. Apply all windows updates and anti-virus updates to
You should now install the Ezee3G software. Instructions for the actual installation
and configuration of the Ezee3G software can be found in the users area on the secure