HOWTO: Huawei e220 and e169

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Huawei e220 and e169

This howto explains howto install/use e220 and e169 hsdpa modems in sabayon. Huawei e220 and e169 are supported natively by Linux, over usbserial.ko (usbserial-generic) interface. Linux kernel versions prior to 2.6.20 have some problems with it, as the SCSI CDROM fakevolume with drivers for Microsoft systems gets automounted by usbstorage.ko module, preventing serial device /dev/ttyUSB0 from working properly.

Huawei e220'

Main Features


HSDPA packet data service with a maximum transmission rate of 3.6Mbps

UMTS packet data service with a maximum transmission rate of 384kbps

EDGE packet data service with a maximum transmission rate of 236.8kbps

"Huawei e169"

Main Features:



Support 7.2Mbps HSDPA services

MicroSD Card Slot

1) You need huawei workaround package

2) Extract package to directory (default is huawei)

3) Run make generic_install as root

4) Run make config as root

Next step is to edit /etc/wvdial.conf with your favourite text editor as root

Here is sample of my wvdial.conf

[Dialer Defaults]

Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0

Baud = 3600000

Init2 = ATZ

Init3 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2

Phone = *99#

Username = ppp

Password = ppp

Ask Password = 0

Dial Command = ATDT

Stupid Mode = 1

Compuserve = 0

Idle Seconds = 0

ISDN = 0

Auto DNS = 1

When you type wvdial it will connect to internet with full speed as default.

If you want to connect to internet using gprs only add this also to your wvdial.conf

[Dialer gprs]

Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0

Baud = 115200

Init2 = ATZ

Init3 = ATE0V1&D2&C1S0=0+IFC=2,2

ISDN = 0

Modem Type = Analog Modem

To connect internet using gprs only type wvdial gprs

Enjoy your huawei :)