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Old 01-03-2011, 12:26 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Best GSM/3G modem for Linux

I'm curious which one would you recommend buying. What I need:

-be able to connect from linux with gprs/3g
-be able to receive and send SMS
-usb or chargeable from usb
-easy to get it in Europe
-will fully work with command line tools (without any gui program)

Please don't recommend expensive phones like iphone, n900 etc. I have one and it's enough. I don't need this modem for phone calls but sms is important.

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:49 AM   #2
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See, in N. America,
Don't know what's in Europe.

Best wishes
Old 01-03-2011, 01:03 PM   #3
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Yeah i know dslreports but you are off the subject.
I write it down what types could I buy:

1,XS Stick P14

2,T-Mobile MF100
(this seems to be working on linux


4,HUAWEI E1752

5,Alcatel X200

6,Nokia CS-18 3G
(supported in linux on its datasheet)

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Old 01-03-2011, 07:34 PM   #4
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Buy Huawei modem. If you plug Huawei modem to computer, Linux will recognize like standard serial port(actually you will have new 3 serial ports). You can control with normal AT commands like normal modem. I tried with Huawei E220 and Huawei E169E modems. I sent and received SMS with modems from simple terminal program. I can connect to the internet with pppd demon.

Old 01-03-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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At least Huawei...

I have just read several online accounts of getting a Huawei E1752 working in Denmark. It isn't hard to configure with USB_ModeSwitch and seems a good choice.

You might try the Internet to find out if there is any difference in how the various modems work with your local 3G mobile Internet provider.

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