Huawei E323 3G Dongle (3 network)

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by eeyore.t.mule » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:19 pm
Evening all, I've just spotted one of these cheap in tesco and it got me wondering has any one tried it will the pi :?:
A quick in shop google indicates that it can work with Linux mint (Ubuntu and thus debien based) so I'm wondering if anyone has tried it.
If not I might have a go :lol: :D
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by gordonendersby » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:02 pm
Ive got the Huawaei board version in my netbook and its supported under ubunbtu based on debian.
It shows up as a usb device just like the dongle.
I dont think you will have any trouble, lots of howto's on the net to getting it working.

The gotcha is usually the cost of the data plan. I had run mine on a regular sim with a data plan but the provider clamped down on it and barred it from use in dongles or netbooks.

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by eeyore.t.mule » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:04 pm
Hopefully I'll be ok :lol:

Mine was ment for an iPhone but works in my iPad too.
I asked about using it in other stuff apart from my iPhone and was told it was ok... I think as long as you don't extract the urine generally you should be ok... I hope :lol:
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by eeyore.t.mule » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:04 pm
Failing that just thinking about it I could use the iPad as a router... ;) :oops: :P
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by edent » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:26 pm
I've managed to get the E220 working to connect to the net. Try using Sakis

Here's the full details of how I did it ... i-success/
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by decibyte » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:31 pm
edent wrote:Try using Sakis

Wow! I thought I should be fiddling around at least a couple of evenings to get a working 3G connection. Now I made it in about an hour. Thanks a lot :)
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by jets » Fri May 10, 2013 7:25 pm
Well, I thought it is useful for others to share my experiences with Rpi and Huawei E353.

I struggled for a while with the dongle and latest wheezy. To get it working, what I did was basically just:
-Install usb modeswitch (sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch)
-Edit /etc/network/interfaces and add this line: "iface eth1 inet dhcp"

Then the eth1 (if you only had eth0 before), will have IP-address, probably or or something similar. Check it with "ifconfig". Then simply add default gateway "sudo /sbin/route add default gw eth1".

To share the Internet connection, do similar script (and execute it):
rm /etc/iptables.sav
sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -o eth1 -s -m conntrack --ctstat
sudo iptables -A FORWARD -m conntrack --ctstate ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j MASQUERADE
/sbin/iptables-save > /etc/iptables.sav
sh -c "echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward"

I now have a camera surveillance system with controlled camera electricity outlets (via gpio and standard remote controlled outlets). System has much lower power consumption than the previous system.

All is solar powered :)
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by Chandy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:59 pm
I am trying to connect huawei e1820 wireless mobile broad band usb modem . But it restarting at the time of connecting.I tried higher current rated (800ma)power supply,but not working somebody please help me
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