I have tried for the last few hours to install the Vodafone UMTS USB stick only to get in very deep problems. I have downloaded about 300 megs of software just to make a crappy internet connection.
One of the error messages I got was a very spooky "Get profile failed" in a popup dialog. After going through other kits, I was given another exception, this time with more information and something that could actually be googled "WAN-SDK-Fehler Get profile failed."
Unfortunately the google results were not too helpful, but I suddenly remembered something: being a tidy :p CS I disabled all unused services… including RAS!
So it seems after all that it was partially my fault why the crappy software was not working. It is still crappy and that's why I decided to go using the Mobile Partner small and free app.
The Mobile Partner threw me an instant "Connection terminated" error when the RAS was disabled. I should have thought that the RAS was disabled because it could not have instantly thrown me an error message - should have taken a few seconds, IMO.
Here are the right settings to configure your Vodafone account with Mobile Partner if you are in Germany.