Just installed SUSE 13.2 64 bit, with kde front end.
I have a Huawei Mobile Broadband dongle. model 173 I think. It works fine in Mint 15, 17, windows xp, vista, and win7. In SUSE I enter all of the fields in the network manager (GSM – Sri Lanka – Mobitel … ) but when I’m finished the device doesn’t show up in the list. I tried a different dongle, an earlier model E156. This time the dolphin saw the dongle and its extra memory, but still it doesn’t appear in network manager.
Had a similar problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and Mint 17.1 after an update – which took away GSM connectivity. I had to revert to another mint 17 installation in order to connect.
The solution in mint 17.1 was to download and install some legacy modem manger. Using it I have to go through 4 or more screens entering data just to make a connection. So I quit 17.1 entirely.
Could somebody explain an easy way to get SUSE to connect to a GSM network? --so I can finish the setup and start working.
I thought SUSE was a mature product … but it’s broken out of the box!!! These are very common GSM dongles in Asia, where we have few hardwired connections >:(