Kamis, 05 Agustus 2010

Vodafone/Huawei HSDPA USB Modem on openSUSE 11.3

Actually, I do not need mobile modem for mobile browsing because I mainly use internet access at home or by using public hotspot, but sometimes I need it when traveling and there is no hotspot available. I bought Vodafone-Huawei USB/HSDPA mobile modem E270, detected as K-3565 on Windows machine.
The modem bundled with 3 GSM, local internet provider here in Indonesia. Price are about IDR 600.000,- , equivalent with  approximately US$ 60, with free access bonus for 3 month. The modem also provide modem driver for Windows but sadly without modem driver for Linux. But, surprise, modem has successfully detected and works out of the box on broadband mobile connection-KDE desktop environment on openSUSE 11.3. Even better, I do not need modemswitch application to change from USB disk to USB modem.
01.vavai:/home/vavai # lsusb
02.Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
03.Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem
04.Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
05.Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c045 Logitech, Inc. Optical Mouse
06.vavai:/home/vavai # dmesg | grep modem
07.[   73.732516] USB Serial support registered for GSM modem (1-port)
08.[   73.732557] option 1-2:1.0: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
09.[   73.732760] usb 1-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
10.[   73.732775] option 1-2:1.1: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
11.[   73.732891] usb 1-2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
12.[   73.732980] option: v0.7.2:USB Driver for GSM modems
13.vavai:/home/vavai #
What I do simply using add Network Connection on mobile broadband network from plasma widget on the system tray (KNetwork manager), fill in some basic setting and then click connect button.


01.vavai:/home/vavai # ifconfig
02.eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1B:38:C3:1F:29
03.UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
04.RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
05.TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
06.collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
07.RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
08. 
09.lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
10.inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
11.inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
12.UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
13.RX packets:66 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
14.TX packets:66 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
15.collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
16.RX bytes:4676 (4.5 Kb)  TX bytes:4676 (4.5 Kb)
17. 
18.ppp0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
19.inet addr:10.41.83.46  P-t-P:10.64.64.64  Mask:255.255.255.255
20.UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
21.RX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
22.TX packets:15 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
23.collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
24.RX bytes:484 (484.0 b)  TX bytes:387 (387.0 b)
25. 
26.vavai:/home/vavai # ping google.co.id
27.PING google.co.id (66.249.89.99) 56(84) bytes of data.
28.64 bytes from nrt04s01-in-f99.1e100.net (66.249.89.99): icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=219 ms
29.64 bytes from nrt04s01-in-f99.1e100.net (66.249.89.99): icmp_seq=2 ttl=49 time=237 ms
 
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