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    Huawei 168 modem connection help

    Has anyone tried connecting with a Huawei EC168? I have an Alltel plan (U.S.). I've tried using network manager and wvdial. I've taken suggestions about other Huawei cards, but have not found any post on my specific usb card.

    The network manager shows a Huawei Technologies Huawei Mobile device so its at least recognizing it, and lssub shows:

    Bus 002 Device 012: ID 12d1:1413 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


    my wvdial.conf file

    [Dialer Defaults]
    Init1 = ATZ
    Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    Modem Type = Analog Modem
    Stupid Mode = 1
    New PPPD = yes
    ISDN = 0
    Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
    Baud = 460800
    Phone = #777
    Username = 231xxxxxxx@alltel.net <- I use an actual number here
    Password = alltel


    Running Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit version

    Any suggestions? I've got 14 more days to try it out!

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    Re: Huawei 168 modem connection help

    More info...

    ls /dev/ttyUSB*

    results:
    /dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/ttyUSB2 /dev/ttyUSB3 /dev/ttyUSB4

    ls /dev/ttyU* /dev/ttyS* /dev/ttyA*

    results:
    /dev/ttyACM0 /dev/ttyS1 /dev/ttyS3 /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/ttyUSB3
    /dev/ttyS0 /dev/ttyS2 /dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/ttyUSB2 /dev/ttyUSB4

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    Re: Huawei 168 modem connection help

    Hi coyotepod,

    /dev/ttyACM0 /dev/ttyS1 /dev/ttyS3 /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/ttyUSB3
    /dev/ttyS0 /dev/ttyS2 /dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/ttyUSB2 /dev/ttyUSB4
    from above you must determine which port is your modem! Usually a Huawei modem uses /dev/ttyUSB0 and/or /dev/ttyUSB1 to connect. If a program "holds" a port and you remove/reinsert the modem all ttyUSBx numbering is shifted and the previous detected is not usable.

    Try booting without the modem, attach it and then look at terminal command: dmesg (last lines) to see any note regarding the /tty... port attached for GSM communications. You can check also with lsusb before and after attaching the modem. For your tests it is better to remove any other serial communicated device from USB ports, and add it later.

    Also what is the output of sudo wvdial? When you delete all Mobile Connections from the Network Manager icon and attach the modem, is it detected automatically starting the setup wizard? If yes, trying to connect what is the result?

    Regards,
    George
    Last edited by GeorgeVita; June 9th, 2009 at 07:14 AM.

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    Re: Huawei 168 modem connection help

    Connected with Huawei 168 using wvdial!
    I changed my wvdial.conf slightly; stupid mode=yes

    However, I think the real reason it finally connected was I connected to the net on Windoze machine at work -- shh dont tell the tech guys -- by installing and using the Alltel QuickLink Mobile software. It asked me to activate. Obviously it had not been activated. If the guy at the store would have activated, it probably would've connected before using wvdial. I thought it was connecting then quickly disconnecting like some type of authentication issue.

    Tangent -- 2 bummers. The new speed of these cards is supposed to be 3 mbs with recent network upgrades, but mine is only getting 200-350 kbs and that was in an urban area. That's about the same as my tethered cell phone I was using before. Tethered phones are $25 vs $60/month for a dedicated card. I was told the card would also have a more reliable connection in my very rural home area, but again seems to be about the same.

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    Re: Huawei 168 modem connection help

    I had to restart for my network manager connections changes to take affect, now it works too. My wife will be happy she does not have to type those "stupid computer codes" to get online now

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    Re: Huawei 168 modem connection help

    How do you figure out your username and pass? I have one as well.

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