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USB Modem - HUAWEI E220

Link to this post 11 Aug 10

Hi,

Please help, I am really struggling.

A friend left me an Aspire One Netbook that I believe uses the Linux Lintus OS?

I am trying to use a HUAWEI E220 USB Modem on the '3' network. It appears as a file but when I try to execute it nothing happens.

I thought it would be just plug and use.

I would be grateful if anyone can tell me (step by step) please how to connect to the Internet using the USB Modem.

Many Thanks

Carm

Link to this post 11 Aug 10

I may be wrong, but I sort of remember that Linpus was based fedora at one point, so the instructions on this link may help:
http://www.techonia.com/install-huawei-usb-modem-fedora
It uses wvdial to do the actual connection work, and was an app I used for the usb-modem tethering back before Network Manager became so useful. If you do have a Network Manager that is in your menu with Linpus, you can try setting up the Mobile broadband section to see if it works. Since I don't have a Linpus install handy, step by step is difficult, but setting up mobile broadband usually only requires your username and password from your provider and hitting go. At least it was that simple with Verizon and my usb-modem connection. If you don't have a Network Manager, look at the instructions in the link I gave you and see if that helps.

Maybe someone who knows Linpus a bit more than I do can chime in and add some info.

Link to this post 11 Aug 10

I will give that a go many thanks.

More help appreciated from other members.

Thanks

Link to this post 05 Nov 10

I just know this USB modem can support Windows 2000 and Windows XP, don't know it can also support Linux. I googled, and found huawei e220 can support Linux 2.6.20 or higher include Fedora, here is a link about install huawei e220 on Linux:
http://oozie.fm.interia.pl/pro/huawei-e220/
Maybe this is also useful.

Link to this post 02 Dec 10

I've applied GoinEasy9 suggestions after a google search few months ago (same link) but with Gentoo and Ubuntu, it works...

Link to this post 02 Dec 10

I never used linpus linux. That being said, is Linpus available for downloading? Also, to clarify things, your modem is broadband based or dial-up?

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