Saturday, December 26, 2009

How to use "Huawei e156G HSDPA" on Linux ( tested with openSUSE 11.0 )

Recently I bought a Huawei e156G HSDPA USB stick dongle to use to access to the Internet. After connecting the Huawei e156G in to my PC which is running with openSUSE 11.0 it I didn't know how to use it to access to the Internet.
So, I typed lsusb and found the system identifies the dongle Huawei e156G as "Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem". Then I restarted my PC with Windows XP , plugged my Huawei e156G dongle and searched the internet to know "How to connect Huawei e156G with Linux?".
Normally I don't like to use windows XP in my PC because "I love Linux". But if I need to use my dongle on Linux, I have to get some help from M$ to download the packages. I don't hesitate to get some help from another O/S when I needed.

After few searches I found a link to OpenSuse website to another site.(http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:HUAWEI_E220_Support). Then I downloaded huawei.tar.bz2 from the site http://oozie.fm.interia.pl/pro/huawei-e220/ and decompressed it using the terminal and installed that package to my system.

tar -xjvf huawei.tar.bz2
cd huawei
su
[password] ( [password] = your password for the root )
make install_suse



when the dongle is connected to a USB port , system will identify the USB dongle at /dev/ttyUSB0

then you could edit the wvdial-huawei.conf file which is in the /etc/
( path :
/etc/wvdial-huawei.conf )
no need to edit whole file. It's enough to edit Phone , username , password fields to work with some ISPs. check your ISP for phone number which is needed to dial to connect and username , password also.

then you could surf the internet using the wvdial command.

you can try this with different distros and distributions.

Source : " http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:HUAWEI_E220_Support " Accessed on 24-12-2009 "
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