I just installed on opensuse 10.3 a huawei 3G usb modem (3.5G actually), and just now noticed that opensuse does have a support page.
It took me a long time but now I find it simple although I did not follow any of the steps in the above howto.
For those who still like to thinker with the prompt here goes an alternative way that I collected from this link:
[3G_Tutorial] Huawei Card E620/E220 - Techzone](http://www.techzonept.com/showthread.php?p=3091856#post3091856)
In OpenSuSE 10.3 (64 bits) the kernel version supports the device.
It basically says the following:
connect to the usb the device and then make as root
after a couple of seconds a new line appears that corresponds to the modem:
Bus 004 Device 012: ID 12d1:1003
The ID part is the important one.
now is a good time to for example shutdown ethernet configs …
or whatever your wired/wireless connection requires.
Now the important:
rmmod usb-storage && modprobe usbserial vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1003
basically the modem is ready to run.
I made it run with kppp and my config works for vodafone in Portugal, elsewhere some parameters obviously must change.
It is very simple:
The link above shows the wvdial config and it work ok.
In the connection make a new connection with:
- IP : dynamic
- Gateway: default gateway, and check the box :
assign the default route to this gateway
check: Disable existing DNS servers
In Kppp modem section make a new modem with
Line termination CR
Connection speed 460800
Check use lock file
Check wait for dial tone before dialing
in modem commands:
if your card requires a PIN then init1 = AT+CPIN=1324 (pin number)
I place one of the clone sim cards I use (one for the Nokia E90 another for the huawei dongle) on the Nokia E90 and removed the PIN protection.
init2 = ATZ
All other parameters in this panel where default.
Before we can dial there was one last problem:
pppd gave an error both on kppp as well as on wvdial
pppd unrecognized option ‘passwordfd’
I realized that all peers in /etc/ppp/peers had a call to the plugin passwordfd.so in their files except
So I edited /etc/ppp/peers/wvdial and placed a new line at the top:
after that both wvdial with the config from the initial link and kppp worked ok !
And good friends: 3.5G Rocks … 1.5Mb/s !!!