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HI All, I recently purchased a USB based dongle from 3G Mobile to get mobile broadband. AS usual there is no support for linux. How would I configure / use ...
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    HI All,

    I recently purchased a USB based dongle from 3G Mobile to get mobile broadband.
    AS usual there is no support for linux.

    How would I configure / use this device with SUSE ?

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    Steven Matthews


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    which version suse?

    post output of lsusb command

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    I use 3 mobile broadband. If you have any Huawei modem it will automatically work with the latest releases of openSUSE (and possibly SUSE as well) without any configuration being needed. If you are using the ZTE modems, I am not a 100% sure if they work out of the box or whether extra configuration is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksmatthews View Post
    HI All,

    I recently purchased a USB based dongle from 3G Mobile to get mobile broadband.
    AS usual there is no support for linux.
    There is actually very good support for these devices. Your assumption is FLAT OUT WRONG!

    Read the wireless sticky, found HERE. Post the info it describes how to find, as it can be used in your case too.

    I have never tried 3g in Suse, so I don't know exactly how it may be done. Ubuntu makes it very easy, though.

    Once we are sure that the correct drivers are loading, you should be able to use this guide to set up the device.

    Configuring ThinkPad T61p WWAN on openSuSE 11.0 | THINK
    Last edited by waterhead; 03-09-2010 at 05:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    There is actually very good support for these devices. Your assumption is FLAT OUT WRONG!
    I think OP was referring to vendor support, but I could be mistaken

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    I think OP was referring to vendor support, but I could be mistaken
    I guess that I didn't look at it from that perspective. I took it as someone complaining about Linux. So sorry if I was a bit gruff.
    Last edited by waterhead; 03-09-2010 at 11:01 PM.
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