Hello, I’m using OpenSUSE 12.1. Mobilebroadband is disabled so I can’t connect to internet using Huawei E180 modem. How to connect to the modem manually? I’m new to Linux so write in detail, please. I saw many people complaining about this. When will they add support to these modems?
If you haven’t done so already, install ‘usb_modeswitch’ first. This utility helps with the activation of some of these devices, which otherwise present themselves to the kernel as a storage device. (The E180 is one of many supported devices).
Open a terminal window, and become root with
zypper in usb_modeswitch
(* It should also install the associated data package for you)
The next time you plug in your device, note the output from
ls -l /dev/ttyUSB*
If /dev/ttyUSB0,1,… exists, then proceed with configuring via your network manager.
I clicked retry letter but it didn’t install it. Does it require internet connection?
I’m not sure if the install DVD contains the ‘usb_modeswitch’ and ‘usb_modeswitch-data’ packages. You could check with the YaST package manager. Alternatively, you could borrow a computer with internet access and download the required RPMs via
Choose the appropriate 32-bit or 64-bit packages for your openSUSE version, and download to a memory stick.
Hi, I only have one choice. I downloaded it. When I installed the files, which are .ymp files, it failed
Choose the appropriate packages for your system.