Huawei E169G 3.5G HSDPA USB dongle equipped with 7.2Mbps download and 2Mbps upload speed. The Ubuntu 8.04 kernel recognized it as Huawei E620. To make this toy to work with Ubuntu 8.04? It is very easy.
Download a software namely “Vodafone Mobile Connect Card driver for Linux” and plug in the device before executing the program. The program reads the device as E660A. Key in the following in the profile.
As I am using 3 (http://www.three.com.hk), the following suits for 3 Hong Kong only.
APN : ipc.three.com.hk
DNS : 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
If you encountered the Firefox 3 beta 5 offline, you can make it online by the following steps :
Choose “Tools” on the Firefox >> “Add-ons” >> “Get Add-ons” >> “Go online”
That’s all. Enjoy Linux everywhere!
Updated on 2008-June-22 :
Recently, the website that hosts the Vodafone Mobile Connect Card driver for Linux cannot be reached for unknown reason. I searched for the Google to look for an alternative solution. “Salutis” from Ubuntu forum created a program namely “salutis-connect” for the Hauwei E220. I tested it on my E169G and it is running perfectly. Surprisingly, NO setting is required. Just plug in and play.
echo deb http://repository.salutis.sk/production ./ >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get install salutis-connect
# Connect your Huawei E200 or E169G device to USB port.
# Click on ‘Salutis Connect’ icon in ‘Applications->Internet’ menu section and enjoy.
# To disconnect the device, click on ‘Salutis Connect’ again and the device will be disconnected.