connecting RPI to internet via USB port


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by Christ-Hal-Meyetee » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:45 am
i have a 4g wifi USB adapter i use to connect my desktop pc to the internet on a day to day basis. it is not a wifi receiver/dongle/antenna whatever u wanna call them. its my actual network/connection to internet.. i have unlimited data on it and pay a monthly bill like i would for a cell phone. would i be able to connect my USB 4g internet card rite into the usb port of my PI and get internet connection jus like i do for my pc..?? i dont have a router so i cant connet thru a ethernet.. please help!!!
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by malakai » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:50 am
It could be possible would need to know more about the service type of card, carrier there was a post about one of those type of devices working I forget the name of the service off hand though.
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by Christ-Hal-Meyetee » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:37 am
malakai wrote:It could be possible would need to know more about the service type of card, carrier there was a post about one of those type of devices working I forget the name of the service off hand though.

its a suddenlink.net-1c45 usb network adapter.. its a 3g/4g unlimited data service.. any advice u can think of..? thank u for such a fast response..
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by malakai » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:45 am
That one haven't come across this is a thread with a similar device the person said it was pretty much plug in the device and go all I can think is try that and see what happens.

Note you will probably need a powered USB Hub

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=27654&p=246161&hilit=florida#p246161

If it's usb then type

lsusb

After you insert it and it should give a list of what Linux identifies the device as.

If that list seems promising then type

ifconfig to see if you get an IP address
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