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Old 03-25-2009, 06:33 AM   #1
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Vodafone usb 3G installation on suse 11.0 problems


I am using suse 11.00 and trying to install a Vodafone Usb 3g card on my computer. There are no drivers that came with the supplied CD by Vodafone and nobody at vodacom could help me installing the 3G card. Can yo please help me with the following: Do I need any drivers to install, where do I get it and how do you install the drivers. I am new to LINUX and will appretiate any help.


Old 03-25-2009, 07:02 AM   #2
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Is it a card, or a USB "dongle" that you're using?

If it is the latter, then you won't need any drivers, but will need to use a utility to make the connection. There is a free utility to do this, though I haven't used it personally so can't vouch for it. I do have a Vodafone Huawei E220, and connect using wvdial, which should be available through your packet manager if it's not already installed. My wvdial.conf file contains:

[Dialer Defaults]
Phone = *99***16# 
Username = web 
Password = web
Stupid Mode = 1
Dial Command = ATDT
Auto DNS = 0
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0

[Dialler huawei]
Baud = 460800
Init2 = ATZ
Init3 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Init4 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","Internet"
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
I also have the following rule set up for udev (/etc/udev/rules.d/99-huawei.rules) (shouldn't be necessary with newer kernels, but was needed when I first got my dongle, allow the device to be accessed as a modem rather than a CD-ROM drive).
# udev rule for HUAWEI E220 3G HSDPA Modem
# ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
# (c)opyleft  	OOZIE < > 
# This file prevents the pseudo scsi cdrom device from enabling, 
# thus providing a workaround for kernel versions < 2.6.20

SUBSYSTEM=="block", \
ACTION=="add", \
SYSFS{idVendor}=="12d1", \
SYSFS{idProduct}=="1003", \
IMPORT{program}="/usr/local/bin/", \
/usr/local/bin/ contains:
#	(c)opyleft 2007 		by 00ZIE <> 
#   This software gives you no warranty whatsoever, you can copy and modify
#   it under terms and conditions of GPLv2 or later available at 
#	This is the executable part of the workaround udev-rule for 
#       	HUAWEI 220 modem on kernels prior to 2.6.20
#    The latest version of this script and many more can be found there:

export LOG=/dev/null
 #	If you experiece a wierd problem and want to contribute
 #	please change the value of $LOG variable to /tmp/huawei.log  
 #      or so and send the file to me. Thanks!

export CONFIGFILE=/root/.huawei-config
 #	the $CONFIGFILE variable is created to give a possibility
 #      of executing arbitrary commands just after the device is
 #	enabled.  (e.g. wvdial --config /etc/wvdial-3ireland.conf)

	uname -a
	/sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1003 
	test -e $CONFIGFILE && ( . $CONFIGFILE ) &
	#	If found $CONFIGFILE will be executed in the background,
	#	otherwise it could possibly slow down execution of other
	#	udev rules.

) 2>&1 >> $LOG

Last edited by Robhogg; 03-25-2009 at 07:05 AM.


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