3G Mobille Broadband – Huawei E156G – USB Dongle on Linux


I acquired a 3G Mobille Broadband – Huawei E156G – USB Dongle and really wanted to get it going on my Linux (Ubuntu) laptop. After much looking around and trying several unsuccessfull ways of doing it found a very easy and working solution.

Basically Linux will recognize your Huawei E156G USB Dongle and you can check that by listening to your USB devices, just run the following command on yor terminal  lsusb this should output something like this:

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

if this is working, follow the tutorial on this post 3G Mobile Broadband with Ubuntu-EEE

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  3. Excuse me,
    I also have this modem and use it for my PC that is using Windows XP.
    It works, But I can’t download well
    Ex,
    I want to download mp3 that size is 3 MB but I just can download that size is 187 KB
    Why is that?
    I use IM2 Broom as the card.
    Is the problem computer,modem or card?

  4. Useful info thanks, however the latest version of Ubuntu (9.04) will detect the USB device and install it for you (still need to add username and password (username = username, password = password) in the network settings – once that’s done it just works.

    Love Linux!

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