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Old 05-04-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Question Huawei E173 can work with Slackware 13.37?

Hi All,

Please, I am here wishing to ask if someone knowing how to connect Slackware 13.37 KDE 32 bit with Internet key Huawei mod. E173.
I have been installing the script "Sakis3G" and I get connected, but not surfing!
$ lsusb = Bus 002 Device 003: ID 12d1:1c08 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Thank you for your attention, ciao

With the same key I have full connection on Ubuntu 12.04
Old 05-05-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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Have you seen this?
[edit] or perhaps clearer is this [/edit]

Try adding this to /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/12d1:1c0b
TargetVendor=  0x12d1
TargetProduct= 0x1c08
Then, rather than using Sakis3G, I would try configuring the modem in kppp. This guide, starting at step 4, may be useful.

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Hi Allend,

Thank you very much for your kind and precious help I have been trying to add the line "TargetProduct= 0x1c08" (commenting the old one) on /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/12d1:1c0b (the other line was already over there) and configured the connection using KPPP; the KPPP's connection has been correctly configured, but I don't surf on Internet yet (Sakis3G does not connecting anymore, even after cancelling the KPPP connection).
Maybe useless, but also I have been trying to configure "pppoe" (hoping with the right values), nothing changed.
I am awaiting to get time to try again, also going to read with attention the two new links you suggesting to me.

Thank you again, ciao
Old 07-16-2012, 05:10 AM   #4
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1 - Installing Wicd (to switch off the wired connection)
Mr. Patrick Wolkerding wrote:
After installing this package, make sure the /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd
script is executable; if necessary, do:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd

Results have varied, but you will probably need/want to remove
any references to interfaces from /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf - in
other words, make that file look as if netconfig has never been

When you start X, you should see a wicd icon in the system tray;
click on it to open the gui interface and configure as desired.
Your user account will need to be a member of the 'netdev' group
in order to use wicd.

Note that urwid will need to be installed if you want to use the
curses client.

Also, if you don't have kde installed, you won't have a graphical
sudo client available; you might wish to consider ktsuss from
2 - Create file # nano /etc/udev/rules.d/20-hsdpa.rules
--default-vendor 0x12d1 --default-product 0x1c0b --message-content
3 - Downloading the script Sakis3g (Binary free version)
4 - Configuring the connection (when asking for username and password write "admin")
You can put the script everywhere you want, but to do something "clean" I suggest to put it in /opt or even inside a directory where you can add the icon for the launcher and a file reminding you the command to start Sakis3g.
The generic command is: ./sakis3g --interactive
Mine is: /opt/Sakis/sakis3g --interactive (footpath=/opt/Sakis).

I am very happy Cheers!


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